airweave and GBK Hosted a Luxurious Gift Lounge Honoring the Nominees and Presenters of the 2014 Academy Awards February 28th and March 1st Beverly Hills
Los Angeles (PRWEB) March 04, 2014
GBK, the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, partnered with Title Sponsor airweave to honor the 2014 Academy Award Nominees and Presenters at the annual Gift Lounge on February 28th and March 1st. Established in Japan in 2004, airweave inc. is a leading manufacturer of premium bedding toppers and pillows.
It was a wet weekend in Southern California, but despite the rain celebrity guests flocked to the airweave and GBK Lounge to be pampered by the events luxury lifestyle sponsors. Guests enjoyed music from DJ Shy, the first female On-Air Mixer at 102.7 KIIS-FM, and received a generous selection of gifts from participating brands. Among the luxury gifts included a range of trend-setting and unique finds including: Presenting Sponsor Tervis, who gifted personalized Tervis tumblers that are made in America and keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold; Arabia Escapes - from exclusive hotels, fascinating culture, fine dining, and incredible shopping, Arabia Escapes delivers access to unforgettable experiences in the Middle East and Northern Africa; BLOW e-Hookah, a revolutionary electronic hookah; pet supplies from Support Ur Pet, whose mission is to support pets through supporting their pawrents; Jigabot AIMe, an automated camera controller that can compose a shot to keep you in frame; Wine Me?, wine glasses that are one-of-a-kind luxury creations personally hand painted by artist Rebecca Suriano; Palace Resorts, who gifted a four day/three night stay for two at the brands signature property, Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort; Duck Commander Meals by Food Supply Dept, providing meal kits pre-packaged for outdoor adventures, natural disaster food insurance and emergency food storage; Activz, a whole-food nutrition kale, wheat grass and coconut powders that quickly increase the nutrition value of any meal; SOUL Electronics, gifting a variety of ultra-premium headphones; Relax 2 Yoga, gifting complimentary Yoga/Pilates training sessions; and ABC Limo, gifting vouchers for complimentary airport transfers to LAX.
Beauty-related items includee: Minerva Research Labs, who gifted Pure GOLD COLLAGEN
Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) to Host Colorado Conference ...
Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) will host a free, comprehensive, one-day “CARD Colorado Autism Conference” on treating individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The event will help parents and caregivers of children with ASD ...
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What's so funny? Plenty for parents of autistic kids
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Momentum Builds in Rett Research as Rett Syndrome Research Trust (RSRT) Awards a Record $7.2 Million in 2013
Trumbull, CT (PRWEB) January 28, 2014
Continuing to expand the depth and breadth of high-impact research, the Rett Syndrome Research Trust (RSRT) awarded a record $ 7.2 million to new scientific explorations in 2013. Since RSRTs inception five years ago, the organization has committed almost $ 20 million to novel research and basic science to decode and defeat Rett Syndrome.
This investment is made possible through the enterprise of highly motivated families and supporters of children and adults with Rett Syndrome in the United States, and through our growing global alliances listed below. We are especially grateful for our partnership with Reverse Rett (UK), Rett Syndrome Research & Treatment Foundation (Israel) and the MECP2 Duplication Syndrome community.
Rett Syndrome is caused by mutations in a gene called MECP2 that causes numerous devastating symptoms that worsen over time. These begin to manifest in early childhood and leave Rett sufferers completely dependent on 24-hour-a-day care for the rest of their lives. While the function of MECP2 remains elusive we know that it acts globally and impacts numerous systems in the body.
RSRT stimulates, organizes and funds research to defeat this disorder via three essential approaches:
Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) March 04, 2014
Special Learning Inc., the leading global provider of mobile technology applications and comprehensive educational and training systems for the special needs community, is pleased to announce the expansion of its comprehensive ABA Resource Library for the treatment of those with Autism and other developmental disabilities. Our resource library contains hundreds of practical and relevant tools including articles, training videos, advice from industry practitioners, and quality downloadable tools; and national directories of BCBAs, speech pathologists, public schools, and many more. The library is an easily accessible, convenient research resource for parents, educators, professionals, and students requiring in-depth and current information on ABA and autism-related topics. Those who are benefiting from our quality information include:
autistic boy gets global birthday wishes
ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — Cathy Pearson wanted to make sure this birthday was different for her severely autistic son, Logan. So after years of Logan's birthday passing without fanfare due to his disability, Pearson put a call out to friends and family to ...
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James' journey: Utah's autism lottery 'changed his life'
Thirty-four states require health insurance companies to cover autism services. Utah's autism community has been pushing for a similar mandate, but got three experimental “lottery” programs instead. They will end in June if lawmakers don't pass HB88, a ...
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The Arc Reacts to Maryland Commissions Report on Community Inclusion in the Wake of the Robert Ethan Saylor Tragedy
(PRWEB) January 30, 2014
Recently, the state of Marylands Commission for Effective Community Inclusion of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) released their initial report. Created in September by Governor Martin OMalley, the Commission is charged with bringing to life accurate, effective and comprehensive attitudes, policies, and supports that will guide first responders in their work with people with I/DD. Representing The Arc on the Commission is Joanna Pierson, Executive Director of The Arc of Frederick County.
The Commission conducted a national review of materials and approaches in the area of I/DD, examined the status of training in Maryland, looked at how community inclusion efforts over the years have impacted people with I/DD, and determined next steps in their process. Now the Commission is hosting listening sessions across the state that The Arc will participate in.
The Commission has started an incredibly important dialogue in Maryland about how to bring more awareness to communities across the state about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Too often, we hear of instances where law enforcement is approaching a situation involving a person with an intellectual or developmental disability from a crisis perspective. We need to change this approach so that our first responders are first made aware of how to engage people with disabilities so that things dont escalate into a crisis as they did with Robert Ethan Saylor. The Arc Maryland is ready to provide this training support with a program that involves people with disabilities, as suggested by the Commission. We think it is vitally important that any training and awareness brought about by this Commissions work should be inclusive of all types of intellectual and developmental disabilities so that we can make our state safer and more inclusive for all, said Kate Fialkowski, Executive Director, The Arc Maryland.
In October, The Arc Maryland conducted an introductory training entitled Law Enforcement Response to Developmental Disabilities at the Governors Fall Criminal Justice Conference. In an Ask Me format, individuals with developmental disabilities led this training.
At the national level, in October The Arc was awarded a two-year grant for $ 400,000 by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to develop the National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability. This is the first national effort of its kind to bring together both victim and suspect/offender issues involving people with I/DD under one roof. The goal of this project is to create a national clearinghouse for research, information, evaluation, training and technical assistance for justice and disability professionals and other advocates that will build their capacity to better identify and meet the needs of people with I/DD, whose disability often goes unrecognized, and who are overrepresented in the nations criminal justice system both as victims and suspects/offenders.
Just a few months into this project, and we are already seeing just how great the need is nationally for resources, information, training, and support around this issue. It shouldnt take another tragedy like the death of Robert Ethan Saylor to bring the kind of focused attention this issue deserves, and we look forward to working with the Commission to make Marylands communities safer for everyone, said Peter Berns, CEO of The Arc.
The Arc advocates for and serves people with I/DD, including Down syndrome, autism, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, cerebral palsy and other diagnoses. The Arc has a network of 700 chapters across the country promoting and protecting the human rights of people with I/DD and actively supporting their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes and without regard to diagnosis.
With approximately 7,000 members throughout Maryland, The Arc Maryland is the largest and strongest statewide advocacy organization advocating on behalf of and with persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in Maryland. Our membership includes people with developmental disabilities, parents and other family members, educators, professionals, and interested persons from the general public.
Editors Note: The Arc is not an acronym; always refer to us as The Arc, not The ARC and never ARC. The Arc should be considered as a title or a phrase.
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(PRWEB UK) 31 January 2014
The world-leading Babylab at Birkbeck, University of London has launched a new Europe-wide study of the early emergence of autism and ADHD. The
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (PRWEB) February 25, 2014
Researchers at the internationally respected UC Davis MIND Institute are collaborating with scientists at two Colombian universities to investigate the very high rate of fragile X-related disorders in one region in the South American country.
Named the "Colombia Project of Hope," the initiative aims to advance fragile X research and benefit individuals with fragile X-related disorders in the United States and around the world by focusing on a recently identified fragile X "hotspot" in Colombia.
In November 2013, fragile X researchers led by internationally known fragile X investigator and MIND Institute Medical Director Randi Hagerman, visited the Valle del Cauca District and the small town of Ricaurte, which for years has been known to have a very high prevalence of individuals with intellectual disability, formerly termed mental retardation.
Our goal is to advance fragile X research worldwide by turning Ricaurte from a village of despair to a village of hope with new treatments for fragile X syndrome and related disorders, Hagerman said.
Hagerman and her team screened many of Ricaurtes residents, using a diagnostic test developed by Flora Tassone, UC Davis professor of biochemistry and molecular medicine. Conducted in partnership with the Colombian scientists, the testing found a very high incidence of fragile-X related mutations among the population the reason for the regions high levels of intellectual disability and the solution to a decades-old medical mystery.
The term fragile X is used to describe the altered appearance of the X chromosome among sufferers from the constellation of conditions associated with defects in a gene called FMR1. The defect causes disorders such as fragile X syndrome, the leading cause of intellectual disability and the leading known single-gene cause of autism, and a Parkinsons disease-like condition in adults called fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome, or FXTAS. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that about 1 in 4,000 males and 1 in 6,000 to 8,000 females in the United States have fragile X syndrome.
After determining the high incidence of fragile X disorders in and around Ricaurte, the MIND Institute investigators determined that researching this fragile X hotspot could offer additional clues to the development of fragile X and its incidence in other populations around the world. They determined to approach the initiative through collaborating with their colleagues at research institutions in Bogota and Medell