Monthly Archives: November 2011

Brooklyn Borough President’s Chief of Staff, Carlo Scissura, Visits Shema Kolainu – Nov. 15, 2011

Carlo Scissura, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz’s Chief of Staff, visited Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices on Tuesday morning to learn more about the school’s many programs for children with autism and other disabilities. He was very enthusiastic about … Continue reading

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Service dogs for autism

Temple Grandin is an American doctor of Animal Science and a professor at Colorado State University. In addition to being a consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior, she is perhaps best known for her invention of the squeeze … Continue reading

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Cuomo signs bill for Autism funding

On November 1st 2011 Governor Cuomo officially signed the autism insurance reform bill into law. The bill was created in order to prevent insurance companies from using discriminatory practices with patients who have a diagnosis of autism, by ensuring that … Continue reading

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ICare4Autism meets with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat about Global Autism Center

11/08/11 (NYC) – The International Center for Autism Research and Education (ICare4Autism), a New York City-based non-profit organization, held a special Breakfast event honoring the Mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barkat in a meeting with leading philanthropists and professionals in New … Continue reading

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Where a child is tested could affect autism diagnosis, study finds

A recent study supports a growing number of autism experts who wish to diagnose those who meet certain criteria as having autism spectrum disorder. This would end any distinction between subtypes of autism such as Asperger syndrome and pervasive developmental … Continue reading

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Extra Brain cells show possible prenatal origin, study says

Researchers found children with autism have more brain cells in the prefrontal cortex, which deals with communication and emotional development, than children who do not have autism. This study suggests that autism in children begins during pregnancy as cells in … Continue reading

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