Latest Sociological and cultural aspects of autism Stories

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...

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...

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....

2012-06-14 23:01:14

By implementing a Powerheart G3 AED into two of their locations, Autistic Services Inc. will dramatically improve the survival rate of sudden cardiac arrest victims. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) June 14, 2012 In a focused effort to increase AED-Awareness, in 2012 AED.com, an AED sales and service company in Brentwood, TN, made a decision to donate one hundred AEDs to organizations or individuals who would benefit from having an AED but could not otherwise afford to buy one. In April, 2012 AED.com...

Links Between Smoking During Pregnancy  And Autism
2012-04-27 07:28:43

Women who smoke in pregnancy may be more likely to have a child with high-functioning autism, such as Asperger´s Disorder, according to preliminary findings from a study by researchers involved in the U.S. autism surveillance program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . “It has long been known that autism is an umbrella term for a wide range of disorders that impair social and communication skills,” says Amy Kalkbrenner, assistant professor in the University...

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