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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,...

2014-04-28 12:31:03

NBC5 Chicago Political Reporter Mary Ann Ahern to Emcee the Event CHICAGO, April 28, 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...

2014-04-28 12:30:49

Genomic research a game-changer in treatment plans LEWISBURG, Pa., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- No parent is ever fully prepared to learn that a child is anything other than healthy and happy, and a diagnosis of autism can be particularly frightening. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140428/81207 Families everywhere are desperately seeking accurate diagnoses, appropriate care and therapeutic programs for their children with autism spectrum disorders and...

The Genetics Of Autism
2014-04-27 04:57:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Rare copy number variations (CNVs) are more common in families that are affected by autism, suggesting that this type of genetic testing could prove to be an important tool in the individualized diagnosis and treatment of the condition, researchers from the Autism Genome Project claim in a new study. In a report published in the April 24 edition of the American Journal of Human Genetics, the authors discuss the CNV testing of...

2014-04-25 09:42:47

An Oregon State University researcher has found a relationship between motor skill deficiencies and the severity of the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder in very young children. The findings, believed to the be the first to show a direct relationship between motor skills and autism severity, indicate that development of fine and gross motor skills should be included in treatment plans for young children with autism, said Megan MacDonald, an assistant professor in OSU’s College of...

2014-04-24 23:10:09

The training, available online through May 31, 2014, will teach emergency personnel how to interact with and respond to individuals with autism. Los Angeles (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT) today announced its collaboration with SaharaCares Foundation to provide a free eLearning training to law enforcement personnel in honor of Autism Awareness Month. The training will teach first responders how to approach and interact with individuals with autism spectrum...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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