U.S. Autism Community Now Better Connected than Ever with New Website Launch from National Autism Network
CARY, N.C., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- National Autism Network launches the most comprehensive and up to date website (), available for individuals, families, and service providers affected by autism.
Autism Speaks, in partnership with Prometheus Research, deploys new online assessment portal for parents
NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Autism Speaks and Prometheus Research have teamed up to develop a new, more user-friendly assessment portal through which parents can complete surveys for use in autism research. The tool, called the Online Clinical System for Research (OSCR), allows parents to complete forms over the web and makes them accessible to Autism Speaks' Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE) scientists, among others. Assessments collected via OSCR provide important clues for autism research, increase the power of statistical analyses, and are easily shared with scientists and clinicians via a secure browser.
Autism Society of North Carolina Launches Get Autism
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 the first three years of life.
The All-Star Light Up The Blues Concert -- An Evening Of Music Benefiting Autism Speaks, To Be Hosted By Kristen And Stephen Stills And Emceed By Jack
LOS ANGELES, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kristen and Stephen Stills are hosting the Light Up The Blues Concertâ€”An Evening of Music to Benefit Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization. The fundraiser, emceed by Jack Black, is set for Club Nokia in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 PM. An all-star line-up of performers includes: Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN), Ryan Adams, Rickie Lee Jones, Lucinda Williams, Don Felder, Chris Stills, The Miracle Project Fly Singers, plus surprise guests. Actors Amy Brenneman, Max Burkholder, David Marciano, and Michael Chiklis will also be part of the program. The event spotlights Light It Up Blue, Autism Speaks' annual global awareness and fundraising campa ...
Child Care Costs on the Upswing, Census Bureau Reports
WASHINGTON, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Child care costs have nearly doubled in the last quarter century while the percentage of families who pay for child care has declined, according to a U.S.
Cost of child care
For all its benefits, one fact remains about child care: It's expensive.
Crosby, Stills & Nash To Make Their Only 2013 Los Angeles Area Appearance On April 13 For The Light Up The Blues Concert - an Evening of Music Benefit
LOS ANGELES, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary trio Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN) makes its only Los Angeles area performance this year on April 13 at Club Nokia for the Light Up The Blues Concertâ€”An Evening of Music to Benefit Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization.