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2013-11-12 23:29:27

Adults with autism learn advanced life skills with the most comprehensive and intensive applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatment program at Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD). (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) launches the nation’s first-of-its-kind comprehensive treatment program for adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The CARD Adult Services program uses intensive, scientifically-proven applied behavior analysis (ABA)...

2012-05-24 23:02:49

A team of UC Davis researchers has found that mothers who had fevers during their pregnancies were more than twice as likely to have a child with autism or developmental delay than were mothers who did not have a fever or who took medication to counter its effect. Sacramento, Calif. (PRWEB) May 23, 2012 A team of UC Davis researchers has found that mothers who had fevers during their pregnancies were more than twice as likely to have a child with autism or developmental delay than were...

2012-02-15 23:02:42

Children with autism often have problems developing motor skills, such as running, throwing a ball or even learning how to write. But scientists have not known whether those difficulties run in families or are linked to autism. New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis points to autism as the culprit. “From our results, it looks like motor impairments may be part of the autism diagnosis, rather than a trait genetically carried in the family,” says...

2009-09-21 10:00:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST), an agency providing behavior therapy and other autism services in Southern California, announced the appointment of William Frea, Ph.D., BCBA-D, co-founder and chief clinical officer of AST, to the board of directors of the Los Angeles Chapter of Autism Speaks. "It is a privilege to be a part of an organization that is so committed to the autism community, and such a powerful advocate for individuals with...

2009-01-08 11:59:03

 A study by researchers at the UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute has found that the seven- to eight-fold increase in the number children born in California with autism since 1990 cannot be explained by either changes in how the condition is diagnosed or counted "” and the trend shows no sign of abating.Published in the January 2009 issue of the journal Epidemiology, results from the study also suggest that research should shift from genetics to the host of chemicals and infectious...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.