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2014-05-09 16:24:18

Largest Known Population-Based, Longitudinal Study to Date Led by Researchers at Mount Sinai, Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and King's College in London NEW YORK, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the largest-known study on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to date, research findings showed the individual risk of ASD and autistic disorder increased with greater genetic relatedness in families - that is, persons with a sibling, half-sibling or cousin diagnosed with autism have...

2014-05-08 23:01:50

Children with autism experience deficits in a type of immune cell that protects the body from infection. Called granulocytes, the cells exhibit one-third the capacity to fight infection and protect the body from invasion compared with the same cells in children who are developing normally. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 Children with autism experience deficits in a type of immune cell that protects the body from infection. Called granulocytes, the cells exhibit one-third the...

2014-05-07 09:38:27

Parents of minority children twice as likely to report that their child lost language, motor skills Some children with autism appear to be developing normally when they are very young. They babble or even talk, make eye contact with their parents, and crawl and walk on schedule. Then suddenly, these skills seem to vanish. Described as developmental regression, this loss of language, motor or social skills occurs more often in black and Hispanic children compared to white children,...

2014-05-05 23:04:23

Findings from Mount Sinai Researchers Published in JAMA New York, NY (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 In the largest family study on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to date, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, along with a research team from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm Sweden and King’s College in London found that individual risk of ASD and autistic disorder increased with greater genetic relatedness in families – that is, persons with a sibling, half-sibling...

2014-05-05 23:02:29

In honor of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day (May 8, 2014), a Pediatric Occupational Therapist offers tips to keep children & families safe. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 While a swimming pool, pond, lake, stream, or river may be a source of tranquility to most, to a parent of a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it can be deadly. According to a 2011 study by the Interactive Autism Network and the Kennedy Krieger Institute, 49% of children with ASD attempt...

2014-05-02 23:08:00

Company devotes weekly blog to the topic as a part of their ASD awareness campaign, and explains how the changes to the definition may affect individuals with ASD and their families. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 M&L Special Needs Planning, LLC is a Washington, D.C.-based company that specializes in helping families with special needs secure financially stability, happy and productive futures for their loved ones with disabilities. As a part of their commitment to ensuring that...

2014-05-02 10:21:14

Kansas State University landscape architecture student Elizabeth Decker has a goal for her master's research: help professionals create urban environments that are inclusive of her younger brother, Marc. Marc has autism and will soon reach adulthood. Decker, Lansing, who will graduate May 16 with a Master of Landscape Architecture degree, developed a toolkit for her master's research report that helps designers and planners make cities more inclusive for adults with autism. When Marc...

2014-05-01 23:09:18

Institute for Behavioral Training releases the “Aprendizaje Electrónico” Spanish eLearning to help parents, teachers and direct staff in the Latino community learn about autism, applied behavior analysis and behavior management techniques. Los Angeles (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT) today announced the release of its Spanish eLearning product titled “Aprendizaje Electrónico” to provide users with an in-depth training on autism spectrum...

2014-05-01 04:22:25

NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prometheus Research, a leading provider of technology and services for clinical research and healthcare, announced today that it has been working with Florida State University to design, build, and deploy a Web-based application of the Early Screener for Autism and Communication Disorders (the "Smart" ESAC) for use in a multi-state pilot of the improved screening instrument. The Smart ESAC is a sophisticated caregiver-completed clinical...

2014-04-30 23:16:50

With the prevalence rate of autism on the rise, important questions surround the disorder that the book, edited by researchers at Center for Autism and Related Disorders, addresses. Los Angeles (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 The “Handbook of Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders” offers comprehensive, evidence-based information on early intensive behavioral intervention for autism. The book explores the evolution of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), reviews the neurobiology of ASD,...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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