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2012-09-18 23:00:59

September webcasts focusing on collaboration methods, communication technology, social skills in school settings and dealing with severe behavior of individuals with autism offer continuing education credits to BCBAs, BCaBAs, SLPs and social workers. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 18, 2012 Special Learning, Inc., the leading global provider of mobile technology applications and educational resources for the autism community, has released the latest schedule for its Professional Webcast...

2012-09-06 23:00:28

A blend of sex education and relationship education, this much-needed practical curriculum provides educators and therapists with instruction and materials on teaching topics ranging from sexual anatomy to dating and intimate relationships. Overland Park, KS (PRWEB) September 05, 2012 Authors Catherine Davies and Melissa Dubie provide 11 detailed lessons covering both the "technical" details of sex and the relationship factors involved. Topics range from fact-based content such as sexual...

2012-08-31 23:01:13

Autism After 16 seeks to help families make police intervention in domestic crises more manageable through an article by Jerry Turning, Police Officer and father of an autistic son. Roanoke, VA (PRWEB) August 31, 2012 When an autistic adult has a meltdown that family members can´t control, police officers are sometimes called to the scene. How the interaction progresses can be influenced by how well local police understand Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) in general and the needs of...

2012-08-23 23:02:15

In August, 2012, My Positive Perspective founder, Jason Deierlein turned to fashion to produce an event that helped raise money for families of autistic children and expanded creativity in the life of autistic children. Charleston, SC (PRWEB) August 22, 2012 In August, 2012, My Positive Perspective helped host an event took place that involved the help of a fashion designer from Korea. Funds raised went to help support the families of autistic children. Designer, Kukso Koo said of the...

2012-08-20 23:00:17

It can be an overwhelming challenge for the person living with these silent seizures. Many are confronted by anger and falsely accused of disorderly conduct, indecent exposure and drug abuse, and some are even unfairly arrested. Bizarre actions exhibited during a seizure have led to frequent misdiagnosis, medical mismanagement, expulsion from school and, in the worst case, commitment to a mental institution. Overland Park, KS (PRWEB) August 20, 2012 As many as 30% of all children and...

2012-08-03 23:04:09

Central Ohio nonprofit dedicated to treating the affects of Autism Spectrum Disorder launches new program to increase participant´s proficiency in daily living skills, such as personal care, cooking, cleaning and planning for personal wants and needs. Worthington, OH (PRWEB) August 03, 2012 Step By Step Academy, a highly regarded nonprofit autism treatment center in Columbus, Ohio, today announced the addition of its Adult Day Program to its continuum of care. The new adult day...

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2012-08-02 22:19:05

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Having a pet around may just help improve an autistic child's social skills, according to a new study published in PLoS ONE journal. Autistic children who had a pet after they turned five were more likely to offer comfort and share things, researchers from the Hospital Research Center of Brest in France found. However, the children who had pets in the family since birth did not show to have had the same effect as the others. The...

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2012-06-27 19:11:05

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com Scientists are using a brain trace to help diagnose autism, which has been notoriously hard for doctors to identify in patients. Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School said EEG traces could help offer a diagnostic test for autism in children. Autism is characterized by impaired communication, such as language and social skills. Although MRI studies have reported differing results, EEG measurements have been more consistent....


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