Latest Pervasive developmental disorders Stories

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...

New Autism Definition May Decrease Diagnosis By One-third
2014-02-26 11:24:39

Columbia University Medical Center New diagnosis guidelines for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) issued by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) may reduce by almost one third the total number of people being diagnosed, according to new research from Columbia University School of Nursing published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. The guidelines, released in May 2013 and the first major update to psychiatric diagnosis criteria in almost two decades, may leave...

2014-02-26 08:28:48

Unique research approach in ASD may lead to more powerful genetic diagnostic tests SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lineagen, Inc., an innovative molecular diagnostics company focused on complex, genetically linked disorders, announced today the publication of the first major study in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to apply a unique research approach that identified 39 variants in 36 genes, which may confer a genetic risk of developing ASD. This approach - haplotype...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'