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2014-04-11 14:44:32

A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Center for Cancer Systems Biology (CCSB) at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has uncovered a new aspect of autism, revealing that proteins involved in autism interact with many more partners than previously known. These interactions had not been detected earlier because they involve alternatively spliced forms of autism genes found in the brain. In their study, published in the April 11, 2014...

2014-04-04 12:21:32

New Studies Showing an Increase of Autism in Children LOS ANGELES, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New data released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week showed that autism in children has increased by approximately 30%, now affecting one in sixty-eight children. The increase of diagnoses comes at the start of Autism Awareness Month, presenting an opportunity to correspondingly increase awareness....

2014-04-02 23:26:11

The educational, evidence-based app developed by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders for children with autism now offers a Community Helpers game. Los Angeles (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Camp Discovery, the evidence-based learning app for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), today released its new educational game, Community Helpers. The app, developed by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), now includes a game to teach children about different helpers that they...

2014-04-02 23:03:31

April is National Autism Awareness Month and Easter Seals NH is shining the spotlight on its Autism Support & Treatment Network for individuals living with autism, as is the case for more and more families. One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder, a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago. (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 April is National Autism Awareness Month and Easter Seals NH is shining the spotlight on its Autism Support & Treatment Network for individuals living with...

2014-04-02 16:31:34

April is National Autism Awareness Month HARRISBURG, Pa., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett has declared April 2 as Autism Awareness Day in Pennsylvania in recognition of the challenges faced by individuals diagnosed with autism and their families. "The number of individuals with autism who receive services in the commonwealth has nearly tripled in the last few years, to more than 56,000 Pennsylvanians," Governor Corbett said. National statistics on...

2014-04-02 08:20:14

May Institute Launches Autism Awareness Initiative RANDOLPH, Mass., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Does someone you love have autism? May Institute, a national nonprofit organization, will ask that question to hundreds of thousands of people during April, National Autism Awareness Month. May Institute provides critical services, and access to services, for children and adults with autism and other special needs throughout the country. In Massachusetts, where as many as...

2014-04-01 23:23:19

Exclusive Genetics, a world leader in the bucking bull industry, is launching the "Buck Autism" Campaign to support the National Autism Association and the Parent Information Center of Wyoming; kicking off with a charity event on April 5 at the ACM Party For A Cause® Festival in Las Vegas. Orchard, TX (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 In support of National Autism Awareness Month this April 2014, Exclusive Genetics (EG), a world leader in the bucking bull industry will launch the...

2014-04-01 23:01:55

The month of April is autism awareness month and Kirkman Group, Inc. will run several different campaigns to show their support for the autism community. Portland, Ore. (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 On March 28 CNN reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed the findings of a study showing that 1 in 68 children in the U.S. has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). To show support for the autism community, Oregon-based nutraceutical company Kirkman Group, Inc., will be...

2014-03-31 23:23:51

The website, http://www.lovemyprovider.com, gives families of children with autism and other special needs an effective tool to find local service providers. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Love My Provider today announced the launch of its new, fully featured website, http://www.lovemyprovider.com. The site serves as a leading database for families of children with autism and other special needs to find effective service providers in their area. Love My Provider offers a...

2014-03-31 23:21:23

Movie production manager Robert Hackl joins other Exceptional Minds pioneers and parents to create new job opportunities for young adults with autism, the first wave of the one in 68 now being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Sherman Oaks, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 With 1 in 68 kids now diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder and almost a million young people with autism beginning to enter into adulthood, the first-wave parents of this national epidemic are rising to the...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'