ATLANTA — A $8.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will be used to launch an autism research center that Emory University and other partners say will establish Atlanta as a national leader in exploring the causes of the developmental disorder.Read more
Archive: September 2012
(MoneyWatch) Only days after Apple (AAPL) began to put its new iPhone 5 into customers’ hands, the company’s stock has taken a beating. The reason doesn’t have to do with Apple’s disappointing mapping software, or even the reports of new iPhones being damaged right out of the box.
Instead, investors have expressed disappointment in how many iPhone 5 units sold in the first weekend. Analysts had…
Koenig, who has autism, was happy to have a job in a tough economy, but soon realized the workplace wasn’t well suited to him.Read more
BillMyParents, Inc. and Autism Speaks announced a partnership on Wednesday to promote financial lessons and independence for families with autism through an extension of the BillMyParents SpendSmart MasterCard program.
The card, issued through University National Bank, is designed for parents to help transition their teenage offspring to responsible spending as they get older. Autistic or not,Read more
(CNNMoney)–Reviewer Rob Pegoraro is putting the new iPhone 5 through its paces and keeping a running journal of his impressions.
-Apple’s new iPhone 5 may not feel that much thinner than other phones, but it’s dramatically lighter–in a way that makes you wonder if somebody forgot to put the battery inside.Read more
Researchers have found a drug that can help patients with Fragile X syndrome, the most common cause of inherited intellectual impairment (formerly known as mental retardation), stay calm in social situations by treating their anxiety.
Dr. Elizabeth Berry-Kravis and her team found that a drug called Arbaclofen reduced social avoidance and repetitive behavior in Fragile X patients, especially those with autism, by treating their anxiety. The drug increases…Read more
(CNN) — In what’s become an annual rite, thousands of diehard fans of Apple’s iconic smartphone endured long overnight lines outside Apple retail stores around the world to be among the first Friday to buy the new iPhone 5.
Kelson Horton, 39, had been in line at Lenox Square mall in Atlanta since 5 p.m. Thursday.
The truck driver from Jonesboro, Georgia, said he’s done so for every iteration of the…Read more
Today, Apple officially released iOS 6, the latest update to the mobile OS that powers the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Unveiled in June at the annual World Wide Developer’s Conference, iOS 6 promised to deliver a variety of needed enhancements. It does just that, delivering a stable and responsive OS that all recent iDevice users should download and install.Read more
Technology has become an integral part of our daily lives: we use it to learn, to shop, to pay bills, and to entertain ourselves. Not surprisingly, younger generations are heavily influenced by computers in a way that changes the way they retain information and the ways they develop opinions about culture. Today 70% of children between the ages of 2-5 can operate a computer mouse, but only 11% of…Read more
Three years ago, when he was just two-years-old, Max Fuller got his first iPhone. His father, Craig Fuller, the CEO of a banking technology company, said it’s been an “enormous tool” for teaching him the basics about colors, shapes and letters, and most recently the names of all of the dinosaurs and how they lived. But Fuller most appreciates how it allows his son to communicate with him, since…Read more