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2014-04-23 23:15:57

The Pinnacles Schools Elk River Treatment Program recognize the Karkut family during Autism Awareness Month. Huntsville, AL (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 April is Autism Awareness Month but for Jeff and Nancy Karkut and their son Trae, every day is autism awareness. When a preschool teacher suggested Trae might have Asperger's Syndrome, Jeff resisted the diagnosis. His wife already had recognized some developmental delays in their son, but Jeff was basically in denial. After years of...

2014-04-23 23:06:13

First Online Resource of Its Kind - Children’s Specialized Hospital and Kohl’s Cares announces the launch of “The Kohl’s Autism Awareness community hub” the first web platform giving families access to resources regarding autism spectrum disorder and community life. Mountainside, New Jersey (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Children’s Specialized Hospital and Kohl’s Cares announces the launch of “The Kohl’s Autism Awareness community hub” the first web platform giving families...

Autism Risk Higher For Mothers Over 30 Years Of Age
2014-04-22 14:13:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While several recent studies on the risk of a child developing an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have focused on paternal age or even the age of the grandfather, a new Sweden-based study has found that risk for ASD increases with the age of both parents – but particularly for would-be mothers. The study, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, revealed that ASD risk with parental age increased linearly for older...

2014-04-21 23:03:42

Autism moms, activists and hosts of “Let’s Talk Autism with Shannon & Nancy” are asking everyone to support “Coverage for Autism Now” on April 23 by displaying “CAN” somewhere visible on their body or clothing. Los Angeles (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 Shannon Penrod and Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson, hosts of “Let’s Talk Autism with Shannon & Nancy,” a segment on Autism Live, are teaming up with the autism community on April 23, 2014 to spearhead the “Coverage for Autism...

2014-04-21 23:02:02

Across the country, tens of thousands of individuals with developmental disabilities, including autism, are suffering due to lack of access to appropriate care and services. Elk Grove Village, IL (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 Across the country, tens of thousands of individuals with developmental disabilities, including autism, are suffering due to lack of access to appropriate care and services. The numbers representing present and future need are alarming. Almost all states have waitlists...

2014-04-17 13:42:44

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in adolescents appears to be associated with atypical connectivity in the brain involving the systems that help people infer what others are thinking and understand the meaning of others' actions and emotions. The ability to navigate and thrive in complex social systems is commonly impaired in ASD, a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting as many as 1 in 88 children. The authors used functional magnetic resonance imaging to investigate connectivity in two...

2014-04-16 23:10:34

The Skills® technology provides Pediatric Behavioral Services an efficient means to complete comprehensive assessments and develop individualized treatment plans for its clients. Jacksonville, Fla. (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Pediatric Behavioral Services (PBS) is now utilizing Skills®, a web-based tool, to assess its clients’ strengths and weaknesses, design individualized and comprehensive treatment plans, and track progress. PBS, headquartered in Jacksonville, treats children...

2014-04-16 12:15:13

Highest Association Found During First Trimester Exposure for Autism and Third Trimester Exposure for Developmental Delays In a study of nearly 1,000 mother-child pairs, researchers from the Bloomberg School of Public health found that prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a frequently prescribed treatment for depression, anxiety and other disorders, was associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and developmental delays (DD) in boys. The study,...

Autism Detection In Infants
2014-04-16 05:17:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The identification of two new biomarkers could help medical researchers identify autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children as young as nine months old – one year earlier than the average screening age. According to lead author Carole A. Samango-Sprouse, an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at George Washington University, head circumference and head tilting reflex are reliable ways to determine whether or not children...

2014-04-14 23:01:48

Speech therapist and occupational therapist with Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, FL, to train Clay County Sheriff's Office deputies on how to help a child with autism who has wandered/run away. Green Cove Springs, Florida (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 A 2012 study in Pediatrics confirmed what some parents already knew: nearly half of all children with an ASD attempt to elope from a safe environment. (ASD is the clinical term used to describe any form of autism or disorder on...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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