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2012-03-28 06:25:51

CHARLOTTE and RALEIGH, N.C., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina is lagging on insurance for autism behind 29 other states including neighbors South Carolina and Virginia, say Bridget Mora, a Orange-Chatham Counties Chapter Board Member of the Autism Society of North Carolina and mother of a four-year old son with Asperger's Disorder, and Robert Weiner, ex-White House staff and former chief of staff of the U.S. House Health Subcommittee and House Aging Committee. The...

2012-03-28 02:23:11

TOLEDO, Ohio, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Most Americans recognize that all those pink little ribbons you see everywhere represent breast cancer awareness. Many have not yet even heard of the Autism awareness campaign, "Light It Up Blue," that occurs each April 2nd. One entrepreneurial group is trying to change this since autism is such a pervasive and growing issue in our society. The inventors of the ICE Block Cooler(TM) designed their product to "Light It Up Blue" in honor of their...

2012-03-27 00:48:52

The Interactive Autism Network reports 63 percent of children with autism have been bullied Today, the Interactive Autism Network (IAN), http://www.ianproject.org, the nation's largest online autism research initiative and a project of the Kennedy Krieger Institute, reports preliminary results of the first national survey to examine the impact of bullying on children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The results show that 63 percent of children with ASD have been bullied at some point...

2012-03-26 06:28:30

The Interactive Autism Network reports 63 percent of children with autism have been bullied BALTIMORE, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Interactive Autism Network (IAN), www.ianproject.org, the nation's largest online autism research initiative and a project of the Kennedy Krieger Institute, reports preliminary results of the first national survey to examine the impact of bullying on children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The results show that 63 percent of...

2012-03-23 23:02:31

The Educator Teaching Series eBook on “Being a Responsive Teacher in the Inclusive Classroom: Addressing Children With Special Education Needs” is designed for teachers who are new to inclusive settings and concerned with the needs, especially special education needs, of children with disabilities learning alongside typically developing peers. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 23, 2012 Special Learning, Inc., a comprehensive Autism solutions company, today announced the release of its...

2012-03-22 21:21:33

People with autism have a greater than normal capacity for processing information even from rapid presentations and are better able to detect information defined as ℠critical´, according to a study published today in the ℠Journal of Abnormal Psychology´. The research, funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Economic and Social Research Council, may help to explain the apparently higher than average prevalence of people with autism spectrum disorders in the IT industry....

2012-03-22 02:22:53

Make the First Five Count® and Act for Autism® at a Craft Event and Register Donation Program in March & April BERLIN, N.J., March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This spring, there's a crafty and creative way families can help people living with autism. A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, Inc. has teamed up with Easter Seals again for the third annual in-store campaign and crafting event that asks customers to Act for Autism® beginning March 25th through April 28th....

2012-03-16 23:01:13

Special Learning, Inc. launches their newest ebook designed to cater to those seeking information on how to deal with adolescence in individuals with Autism. This eBook covers topics on strategies and tips to help individuals with Autism thrive while facing new experiences in adolescence, dealing with puberty and sexuality, managing social acceptance and bullying. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 15, 2012 Special Learning, Inc., an online comprehensive Autism solutions company, today announced the...

2012-03-08 13:28:00

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bullying is an issue of great concern for parents and educators across the country. Young people with developmental challenges are particularly vulnerable to bullying by their peers. On Thursday, March 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m., The Help Group Distinguished Lecturer Series will feature a special presentation by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson -- Bully Proofing Strategies for Teens with Autism: Evidence-based Approaches for Handling...