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2014-03-28 12:23:59

Invites public to support Autism Awareness Month by sharing inspirational stories and acts of kindness NEW BRITAIN, Conn., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: In light of the recent report released by the CDC yesterday announcing new Autism prevalence rates and the increasing number of children being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Hospital for Special Care is increasing its Autism awareness efforts and focusing on the faces behind the numbers of those diagnosed....

2014-03-27 12:31:21

Latest snapshot shows proportion of children with autism and higher IQ on the rise ATLANTA, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 68 children (or 14.7 per 1,000 eight-year-olds) in multiple communities in the United States has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This new estimate is roughly 30 percent higher than previous estimates reported in 2012 of 1 in 88 children (11.3 per 1,000 eight year...

2014-03-27 12:31:14

Autism Policy Reform Coalition Urges Government Examination Of Environmental Causes, And Focus On Treatment And Services WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the newest autism prevalence statistics. For children born in 2002, the prevalence of autism was 1 in 68; 1 in 42 boys. Almost 60,000 US 12 year-olds likely have autism. Thirty years ago, autism affected 1 in 2,500 children; there has been a...

2014-03-26 23:22:04

Katydid Collection offers puzzle-ribbon accessories and apparel to promote Autism Awareness Month. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Katydid Collection, a popular women's clothing boutique and trendy lifestyle brand, is offering several products aimed at promoting National Autism Awareness Month this April. Shoppers visiting the company's online store at katydidcollection.com may now browse a variety of original t-shirts, cuff bracelets, and flip-flop sandals bearing the...

2014-03-18 23:25:58

New website serves to educate, support and assist those affected by autism spectrum disorder. Project Autism will provide events, training and resources to help this community with their specialized needs and concerns. Houston,Texas (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 Project Autism is pleased to announce the launch of their new fully featured website at http://www.projectautism.org. It hopes to now serve as the leading resource for families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in providing...

2014-03-10 23:01:46

The New York Insurance Funding for Autism Workshop, presented by CARD and hosted by AutismUp, will teach parents the most effective ways to access coverage. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), in partnership with AutismUp, will offer a free, three-hour workshop titled “New York Insurance Funding for Autism” to help parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) navigate their way through the insurance coverage process. Parents...

New Program For Students With Autism Prepares Them For Life After High School
2014-03-05 14:44:22

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill An innovative program from UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) and 6 partner universities is preparing students with autism for life after high school. “Public high schools may be one of the last best hopes for adolescents with autism—and for their families,” said FPG director Samuel L. Odom. “Many of these students will face unemployment and few social ties after school ends.” According to Odom,...

2014-03-05 12:24:16

NBC Chicago Political Reporter Mary Ann Ahern to Emcee the Event CHICAGO, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, May 2 community leaders from Chicago and New York City will gather at the Four Seasons Hotel to honor one of autism's most prominent researchers, Catherine Lord, Ph.D. As a founder of Chicago area nonprofit Have Dreams, Dr. Lord has led the development of the diagnostics used in early identification of children with autism. She is the author of more than...

2014-02-28 23:04:55

New Study in AOTA's American Journal of Occupational Therapy Provides Insight Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 New research conducted by a group of occupational therapists provides insight into the specific social activities that challenge children and pre-teens diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). By looking at the participation rates of more than 700 children between ages 5 and 13, researchers found that children with ASD experience a lack of participation in social...

Older Fathers Linked To Higher Risk Of Cognitive, Behavioral Issues In Their Offspring
2014-02-27 10:40:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A large new study conducted by a team of American and Swedish researchers has found a connection between paternal age and the risk of a child developing cognitive or behavioral problems. The finding is particularly alarming considering the recent trend of couples putting off raising a family to pursue their careers or other interests. "We were shocked by the findings," said study author Brian D'Onofrio, an associate professor of...