Monthly Archives: August 2011

2012 Conferences

January 27-29, 2012 – Association for Behavioral Analysis International (ABAI) – 2012 Autism Conference – Philadelphia, PA  http://www.abainternational.org/events/autconf2012/index.asp

February 22 – 25, 2012 – Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) 49th Annual International Conference – Chicago, IL  http://www.ldanatl.org/conference/index.asp

February 28-29, 2012 National Autistic Society – in Manchester, UK – Program schedule  for 2012 conference will be available in September 2011  http://www.autism.org.uk/news-and-events/nas-conferences/our-forthcoming-conferences/professional-conference-2012.aspx Continue reading



Study Finds Children with Autistic Sibling Face High Risk

The largest new study was conducted across the U.S., Canada and Israel on younger siblings of children with Autism in an effort to uncover more information on the genetic component to the disorder.

Researchers found that the second child runs of risk of 19% in developing the disorder. The risk rises if the second child is boy, with the likelihood of a one in four chance. In comparison, if the second child is a girl the re-occurrence rate is 9%. 664 infants participated in the study, each with at least one sibling diagnosed with Autism. The infants were monitored from 6-8 months of age to 3 years. Continue reading