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2011-09-29 10:15:17

Autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger syndrome, have generally been associated with uneven intellectual profiles and impairment, but according to a new study of Asperger individuals published in the online journal PLoS ONE, this may not be the case — as long as intelligence is evaluated by the right test. Both autistic and Asperger individuals display uneven profiles of performance in commonly used intelligence test batteries such as Wechsler scales, and their strongest...

2011-09-27 07:00:00

Michele LaMarche, BCBA, co-founder of Special Learning, Inc. and Executive Director of Step By Step Academy (SBSA), a highly regarded Autism treatment center in Columbus, Ohio, has been awarded the coveted 2011 Best Practices Award by the Ohio Governorâs Council on People with Disabilities. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 27, 2011 Michele LaMarche, BCBA, co-founder of Special Learning, Inc. was awarded the coveted Public/Non-Profit Best Practices Award for 2011. This award is...

2011-09-20 07:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading autism experts from around the nation will hold seminars and workshops at the biannual ARI Conference, scheduled for Thursday, October 13 through Sunday, October 16 at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. As autism reaches epidemic proportions in the United States, science is challenging the traditional view of autism as a static, lifelong disorder. The Fall 2011 ARI Conference is a resource for parents, families, caregivers,...

2011-09-09 07:00:00

Special Learning, Inc. has partnered with Dr. James Partington, a renowned expert and pioneer in the area of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behavior (VB), to develop innovative and highly-effective evidence-based training solutions for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 09, 2011 Special Learning, Inc., an online comprehensive autism solutions company, today announced its collaboration with Dr. James Partington of...

2011-09-01 11:18:00

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Autism Association (NAA) and fitness expert Billy Blanks® are putting out a call for people to gather in Tampa on October 1st, 2011 to be part of a history-making moment. In a family-friendly event dubbed Autism Kick, participants will attempt to break the Guinness World Record(TM) for the largest kickboxing class ever assembled. The current world record was set in Budapest, Hungary in 2009 where 2,336...

2011-08-25 07:00:00

Special Learning has partnered with Autism Training Solutions to develop web-based, interactive Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis Solutions including eBooks, ABA eLearning Portal and customized training products. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 25, 2011 Special Learning, Inc., a comprehensive autism solutions company, today announced its collaboration with Autism Training Solutions (ATS), a leader in evidence-based eLearning and training solutions. By leveraging the combined expertise of...

2011-08-01 07:20:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Considering the alarming growth in the prevalence of autism (estimates as high as 1 in 91 (1)) as well as the challenging financial climate, in which 34 states have cut funding for K-12 education since 2008 (2), it is no surprise that public school districts nationwide are struggling to keep pace with a growing autism population. After hosting several oversubscribed sessions earlier this year, web-based educational platform Rethink Autism will again...

2011-07-25 15:44:37

The biological causes of autism are still not understood. A diagnosis of autism is only possible after ages three or four; and the tests are subjective, based on behavioral symptoms. Now, in research that appeared in Neuron, scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of California, San Diego have found, for the first time, a method that can accurately identify a biological sign of autism in very young toddlers. By scanning the brain activity...

2011-07-21 09:17:00

NIXA, Mo., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a meeting of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) held earlier this week, the approval of a new medical diagnosis code for Wandering was announced by Dr. Coleen Boyle of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). When implemented in October, the new code will be listed as V40.31 - Wandering in Diseases Classified Elsewhere. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090918/NAALOGO) The creation of this medical code...

2011-07-13 09:45:00

Vivint Gives Back Project provides opportunity for expanded programs benefitting families affected by autism NIXA, Mo., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Autism Association (NAA) is asking parents, grandparents, and caregivers affected by autism to vote daily for the organization in the Vivint Gives Back Project on Facebook. NAA is in the running for $1.25 million to be awarded through the program which ends August 27. (Logo:...