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2013-05-21 12:25:47

Since campaign launch, percentage of parents of young children who have spoken with their doctor about autism has increased by over 60%, yet minority children continue to receive diagnosis at later ages NEW YORK, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Extending its award-winning "Learn the Signs" campaign, Autism Speaks - the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization - today joined the Ad Council, along with partner agencies BBDO New York and LatinWorks, to announce the launch...

2013-05-14 23:04:12

Website Autism After 16 profiles autistic adults living in rural America in the first of a two-part story, “Autistic Adults in Rural America.” Roanoke, VA (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 Autistic adults face numerous challenges, regardless of where they live. Lack of services, lack of jobs, lack of housing and supports for families are universal hurdles to increased quality of life for adults on the autism spectrum. However, not all communities are created equal. For many families living...

2013-05-14 08:34:05

National Autism Network uses articles, forums to inform visitors on diagnostics, early intervention, treatment models CARY, N.C., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- National Autism Network launches the most comprehensive and up to date website (www.nationalautismnetwork.com), available for individuals, families, and service providers affected by autism. The National Autism Network organizes the Internet as it pertains to autism spectrum disorders providing both families and...

2013-04-29 23:03:22

Autism affects 1 in 88 children around the world and growing, but yet it is still under the radar of most people. (PRWEB) April 29, 2013 Autism has been a dirty little secret in society, quietly sneaking up in relevance. If you asked someone ten years ago about autism, few would know what it was and most would deny knowing anyone effected with the disorder. Today, still many go undiagnosed and categorized as misbehaved, disobedient or just odd. Autism, a disorder characterized by impaired...

2013-04-27 23:02:20

Think your child or student has oodles of talent to be considered the next famous artist? WebTeam Corporation in partnership with Parikh Foundation has introduced a sketching contest to let individuals with autism exhibit their flair with crayons and markers. Somerset, New Jersey (PRWEB) April 27, 2013 Special Competition For Special Children is being held on WebTeam´s portal to increase autism awareness with help of parents, teachers and caregivers. The format of the contest...

2013-04-23 08:40:13

Encourages Autism Community to Create a Safety Profile for More Effective Emergency Response and Greater Peace-of-Mind for Families FRAMINGHAM, Mass., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- April is National Autism Awareness Month, dedicated to recognizing and educating the public about a brain disorder which experts estimate affects 1 out of 88 children in the U.S. Autism typically impacts a person's ability to form relationships with others, communicate and respond appropriately to the...

2013-04-15 16:24:58

RALEIGH, N.C., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- One of every 70 children born in North Carolina will be affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In recognition that April is World Autism Awareness Month, the Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) launched Get Autism, a campaign to raise awareness of Autism on all levels in society and to help increase understanding of this growing population. Autism Spectrum Disorder is a lifelong developmental disability that typically appears during...

2013-04-10 08:30:18

Congressmen and Celebrities to educate parents and professionals at AutismOne and Generation Rescue Conference in Chicago CHICAGO, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Once a year, families affected by autism come to Chicago to attend the largest and most comprehensive conference on autism in the country. AutismOne and Generation Rescue commemorate April as Autism Awareness Month by announcing the biggest lineup of advocates ever assembled to inform parents and educate professionals...

2013-04-09 08:38:49

ATLANTA, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELNK), a leading IT services and communications provider, today announced that longtime customer the Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) has added EarthLink Cloud Hosting to support its critical applications and upgraded to a private EarthLink MPLS network for voice and data to run its statewide operation and keep pace with the increasing demand for its services. Click here to view ASNC's EarthLink video case...

2013-04-07 23:01:07

Tolleson To Be Featured on King 5 New Day Northwest, Donating to Seattle Children Hospital´s Autism Center Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) April 07, 2013 It is not surprising when a self-diagnosed person with Aspergers has been given a savant gift, and wants to give back. Michael Tolleson, autistic savant artist extraordinaire, continues to give throughout the year, but finds April to be a special month in which he simply wants to do more. “April is National Autism Awareness Month,...