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Abdi Shiekh, 12, cheers as he reaches the end of the white water raft trip down the Skagit River on May 11 during a Wild and Scenic Institute Hike, Bike & Boat day camp, a free outdoor recreation program for disabled, at-risk, and disadvantaged youth in the Seattle area.
Life is a little easier for a 6-year-old autistic boy and his parents after a service dog begins spending time with their family.
Environmental enrichment, including daily olfactory and tactile stimulation, appears to improve autism symptoms in children, according to a study published online May 20 in Behavioral Neuroscience .
Once again I have found myself drawn to the " whole elephant problem " that arises when those with highly developed specializations try to apply their special skills to the explanation of musical behavior.
A Lower Sackville family says more public places need child-sized carts with seatbelts after they were told they weren't allowed to use a cart at the Halifax Shopping Centre.
"He said, 'Ma'am, do you have a son around 3 or 5 years old?' I said yes. "He said 'Well, is he home right now?' " Lapen ran to the room of her son, Micah - 4 years old and autistic - to discover he wasn't there, or anywhere else, in their Pace, Fla., home.
Horizon Elementary School assistant principal Christopher Painter shakes hands with School Board member Jill Turgeon after being honored at the Supporting Special Education Awards.
Jackson EMC Foundation board member Steve Blair and Jackson EMC Gainesville District Manager Bill Sanders present a $15,000 Foundation grant check to University of North Georgia Senior Vice President of University Affairs Al Panu that will be used to help fund the Summer Scholars Institute, an academic enrichment program for at-risk middle and high ... (more)
The red carpet rolled out at Studio Paris nightclub in Chicago for Jenny McCarthy and a sold-out crowd, as the model, actress, talk show host, and author hosted the Sixth Annual Rescue Our Angels fundraiser for Generation Rescue.
O'Connell & Goldberg public relations has named Courtney Heffernan Mimmo O&G's social media director.
In between his sold-out appearances at the Christ's Commission Fellowship in Pasig and at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Nick Vujicic stopped by the SM Mall of Asia for a quick meet and greet.
Shot All to Hell: Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest Escape by Mark Lee Gardner The mythology surrounding Jesse James's gang is powerful.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - An unusual kind of circuit fine-tunes the brain's control over movement and incoming sensory information, and without relying on conventional nerve pathways, according to a study published this week in the journal Neuron .
The team creating the stem cell model of PTSD includes from left, Patrick Torbey, graduate student from the "Magiste re de Ge ne tique" program at the University Paris Diderot; Christopher Stoddard, research associate in the Gene Targeting and Transgenic Facility; and Kristen Martins Taylor, assistant professor of Genetics and Developmental ... (more)
April was Autism Awareness month. The Lynn Foundation raised enough money to help three Lawrence County families who have children with autism.
Two years ago, Kathy McRae felt the need to salvage some good from her son's death of a drug overdose, but she'd long felt helpless on that battlefront.
As the human body fine-tunes its neurological wiring, nerve cells often must fix a faulty connection by amputating an axon- the "business end" of the neuron that sends electrical impulses to tissues or other neurons.
Although town officials opted not to press for an operational override this year, there is still great concern among many residents and officials, that the town does not have adequate funding for all departments, particularly for the schools.
PHOTO: Autism made it hard for Phillip Griffin, 22, to find a job, but now he works at a software company in Illinois.
The New York medical malpractice attorneys at Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald, URL http://www.lawfitz.com , have settled a birth injury lawsuit for $4.9 million.