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2012-09-05 23:03:49

Nonprofit dedicated to treating the affects of Autism Spectrum Disorder hosts community fair as a way to show appreciation to its clients and supporters throughout the region. Worthington, OH (PRWEB) September 04, 2012 Step By Step Academy, Inc., a highly regarded nonprofit autism treatment center serving children, adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities, today announced that it will host a community fair in celebration of its 10-year anniversary. The fair is scheduled for...

Autistic Teens Often The Victim Of Bullying
2012-09-04 09:32:33

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published Monday in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine finds that many teenagers affected with some form of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are bullied at school, much more than the estimated 11 percent of teens bullied in the general population. Teens who are bullied, previous studies discovered, tend to be more depressed, lonely and anxious and do worse in school than those who aren´t picked on,...

2012-09-03 23:01:50

The symptoms of ADHD and autism are often missed, so Child and Family Care is setting out to educate the public about what to look for and how to get screened for these conditions. (PRWEB) September 03, 2012 Child and Family Care, a division of Stephanie F. Russo, MD in Erie, Pa., treats patients suffering from a variety of ailments and conditions. Two of the disorders most commonly seen in the clinic are ADHD and autism, and the clinic has seen too many cases where these conditions were...

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2012-09-03 09:57:30

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Working can be a difficult task for many with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In fact, only 15 percent of those with the disorder have some form of paid work in the United States. Difficulties related to cognition, behavior, communication, and sensory processing are among the issues that keep many ASD sufferers from gainful employment. But now, investigators report that task management and organizational features found in personal...

2012-08-28 23:00:09

The idea of teaching social competence is just now beginning to gain attention in teacher preparation programs. What is clear to educators is that individuals with autism spectrum disorders must be directly taught information that educators had previously assumed to be "common knowledge." Individuals with ASD seem to fail to notice that they are failing to notice, and this failure to notice shapes their thoughts and behaviors. A primary goal of the scale is to help them notice and...

Autism Risk Increased For Kids Of Older Dads
2012-08-23 10:20:18

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from deCODE Genetics, an Icelandic firm, recently discovered that a father´s age is connected to an increased risk of autism and schizophrenia. The study states that random mutations can become more prevalent with increased paternal age. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, it is the first report by scientists that quantifies the effect of the disorders. The findings were published recently in the online edition...

2012-08-16 23:01:05

LaMarche shares her expertise on the topic of mainstreaming children with special needs into traditional classroom settings. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) August 16, 2012 Michele LaMarche, BCBA, founder and executive director of Step By Step Academy, a leading provider of integrated behavioral intervention, education, and related services designed to support the ongoing needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), served as a guest speaker this month for a segment on 90.3 WCPN...

2012-08-03 23:04:09

Central Ohio nonprofit dedicated to treating the affects of Autism Spectrum Disorder launches new program to increase participant´s proficiency in daily living skills, such as personal care, cooking, cleaning and planning for personal wants and needs. Worthington, OH (PRWEB) August 03, 2012 Step By Step Academy, a highly regarded nonprofit autism treatment center in Columbus, Ohio, today announced the addition of its Adult Day Program to its continuum of care. The new adult day...

Mutations In Autism Gene Increases Risk In Boys
2012-07-12 17:40:48

Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have identified five rare mutations in a single gene that appear to increase the chances that a boy will develop an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Mutations in the AFF2 gene, and other genes like it on the X chromosome, may explain why autism spectrum disorders affect four times as many boys as girls. The mutations in AFF2 appeared in 2.5 percent (5 out of 202) boys with an ASD. Mutations in X chromosome genes only affect boys, who...

Searching For Autism's Chemical Clues
2012-07-09 16:35:57

If scientists can find distinctive patterns of chemicals in the urine of children with autism, a diagnostic test based on biology -- so far elusive -- could be within reach. On her laptop computer one recent afternoon, University at Buffalo researcher Charmion Cruickshank calls up a mass spectrometry readout showing the breakdown of chemicals in the urine of a child with autism. She has similar information for nine other children -- four with the disorder and five without -- and she has...


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