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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...

2012-03-05 20:30:00

Presentation will feature information on the relationship between vision therapy and autism. Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) March 05, 2012 Dr. Davis, developmental optometrist and vision therapy expert, will be involved in an autism resource group at Fauquier Health. The event, which is focused on providing important resources and information to parents of autistic children, will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on March 6. The one hour workshop will include both a PowerPoint presentation component...

2012-03-05 14:40:00

NEW YORK, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Different Roads to Learning, Inc., a global retailer of educational products for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities, today announced the launch of Tell Me About It! Learning Language by Receptive Function, Feature & Category, an iPhone/iPad app for developing early language skills. This app uses Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), a systematic teaching approach that involves breaking down skills into...

2012-02-27 17:39:00

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catherine Lord, Ph.D., internationally recognized autism expert, will present The Autism Diagnosis and DSM-5, on Wednesday, March 7th at 6:30 p.m. A member of the Neurodevelopment Disorders Work Group that is proposing the diagnostic criteria for autism in the upcoming edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), Dr. Lord will discuss the proposed criteria for autism - a subject that has sparked...

2012-02-21 12:25:00

Special Learning´s February 2012 issue of the ABA Literature Summary reviews studies that explore the effectiveness of various coping and support strategies that families with children with autism and other special needs can employ to address the challenges of raising children with autism and other special needs. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 21, 2012 Special Learning, Inc., a comprehensive Autism solutions company, today announced the release of its February 2012 ABA Literature Summary...

2012-02-17 06:32:00

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study from the Infant Brain Imaging Network, which includes researchers at the Center for Autism Research at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), found significant differences in brain development starting at age 6 months in high-risk infants who later develop autism, compared to high-risk infants who did not develop autism."It's a tremendously exciting finding," said Sarah Paterson, PhD, director of the Infant...