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From ABA Journal ABA is based on the principles of behavioral approach and utilizes these principles to change socially significant behaviors. What does ABA target? Teaching new behaviors Strengthening existing behaviors Preventing undesirable behaviors Weakening/extinguishing undesirable behaviors Maintaining the behavioral changes Generalizing the behavioral changes Reinforcement is the behavioral consequence which increases the future likelihood of the behavior that it follows. If a stimulus is added to the environment in the reinforcement process, this type of reinforcement is called ‘positive reinforcement'. This stimulus is called ‘reinforcer' (i.e., ‘reward'). In order to get the expected result the reinforcer should immediately follow the target behavior, and should be provided only for the target behavior. Make sure that the reinforcer: has a reinforcing ... (more)

Think Energy To Sponsor Easter Seals Walk with Me Houston On April 21

HOUSTON, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Think Energy, the competitive retail electricity provider specifically launched by GDF SUEZ Energy Resources to serve small business customers, announced that it will be a sponsor of Walk with Me Houston, an event organized by Easter Seals as part of its national fundraising campaign to raise awareness and resources for children and adults with disabilities. The event will be held at 8 a.m. on April 21 at the Houston Zoo. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111215/DA23306LOGO) As part of Think Energy's launch into the Texas market, the company is encouraging Houstonians to support Easter Seals' efforts by participating in the event's 5K run or Family Fun Walk.  Following the walk, a celebration will be held with live music, children's activities and food, and all participants will have the opportunity to stay and enjoy ... (more)

QUAN: New iPad-Controlled Robots May Help Kids With Autism

As emerging robotics company Quantum International Corp. (OTCBB: QUAN) continues to seek out promising innovations for commercialization, the company believes that new robots controlled using the Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPad represent a major leap forward in improving the ways that children with autism learn and communicate. Robotics company Interbots has teamed up with the Autism Center of Pittsburgh to create Popchilla, a plush, cuddly robot designed to help provide therapy for autistic kids. Because children with autism are sometimes more likely to communicate with a non-human entity, Popchilla can serve as a bridge between autistic kids and the outside world. In the first phase of the therapy program, trained therapists use an iPad app to control Popchilla’s movements and interact with an autistic child. Eventually, the therapists will turn over the robot’s iPad co... (more)

Is Obamacare Extending the "Forced Childhood Vaccine Program" to Adults? New Film "Bought" Being Produced by Jeff Hays and Directed by Bobby Sheehan Answers This Question and Uncovers the Hidden Facts About Vaccinations

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - September 25, 2013) - Jeff Hays today announced that filming is underway on the new documentary - Bought. A new crowd funding campaign at indiegogo.com has an early trailer. Bought is a film dedicated to uncovering, exposing and highlighting the facts all individuals have a right to know.  "We already live in a country with a 'Forced Childhood Vaccination Program' which is a trojan horse for the nanny state. What happens if mothers are no longer given an option for exemption from vaccinating their child? Who has the right to decide what's injected into a child and what's not? Parents are designated as legal guardians, yet with the changes taking place, parents may need to list the government as a co-guardian when it comes to vaccinations," said Jeff Hays, producer of Bought. "With Obamacare, even adult healthcare workers are being requi... (more)

Media Advisory: Over 150 Chicagoland Buildings to Participate in Autism Speaks Light It Up Blue Campaign in Support of World Autism Awareness Day and Autism Awareness Month

CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 04/01/14 -- Chicagoland buildings and businesses will illuminate with special blue lights on the evening of Wednesday, April 2 in support of Autism Speaks global annual Light It Up Blue (LIUB) campaign to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day and Autism Awareness Month. The City of Broad Shoulders' skyline will join a list of more than 8,400 iconic structures, buildings and landmarks in 1,300 cities on all seven continents that will shine a bright light on autism. You will certainly recognize some of the buildings that will go blue in support of the millions of families affected by autism. Willis Tower, The John Hancock Center, CBS Channel 2, Navy Pier, Trump International Hotel & Tower, Blue Cross Blue Shield Building, CNA, 311 W. Wacker, Chicago Board of Trade, 900 N. Michigan Ave. and Water Tower are just some of the structures tha... (more)

AgeneBio Appoints Industry Leaders Patrick LePore as Chairman of the Board and Jerry McLaughlin as President and Chief Executive Officer

BALTIMORE, MD -- (Marketwired) -- 07/25/14 -- AgeneBio, Inc., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing medicines to restore and preserve patients' cognitive function for a range of debilitating neurodegenerative diseases, today announced the appointment of Patrick LePore as chairman of the board and Jerry McLaughlin as president and chief executive officer. Both appointments are effective immediately. "Pat and Jerry are distinguished leaders in the pharmaceutical industry and will play integral roles in the development and commercialization of the AgeneBio portfolio by providing strategic guidance as we continue to advance our product pipeline," says Dr. Michela Gallagher, founder and chief scientific officer of AgeneBio. Mr. LePore has over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, most recently as Chairman, CEO and President of Par Pharmaceu... (more)

CBD Enters the Nano Era with Dose of Nature's New Cannabidiol Product Line

OREM, Utah, Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Utah-based Dose of Nature launched a state-of-the-art CBD (Cannabidiol) product line today, applying proprietary technologies to create the first nano CBD and water-soluble CBD products in the market. CBD or Cannabidiol has been at the forefront of the news lately in its application to treat pediatric epilepsy, autism, cancer, pain, PTSD, brain injuries, anxiety, and various neurological conditions.  Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150115/169375LOGO Most CBD pastes or oils being used today have a very strong taste and are slowly and poorly absorbed into the body.  Dose of Nature, using its proprietary Hydrosome™ and BioXTrax™ technologies, address these issues, making water-soluble CBD taste better, more rapidly absorbed, and more bioavailable within minutes of ingestion. President, Dr. Rick Potts, states, "The Hyd... (more)

Adobe Flash on the Road to Nowhere

This Wednesday was probably the first day on the (potentially long) path to Adobe Flash decline: the most popular video site out there – YouTube – started offering videos in Flash-less mode for browsers which support HTML 5 and h.264 video codec. This means that today the option is available for Chrome and Safari. Then at some point they will likely add the Ogg codec and support Firefox, or help Firefox get native h.264 codec support. And then IE9 ships and all latest browsers will play videos natively. Flash will no longer be required for video, and why would anyone want it then? The whole story of Flash in retrospect is going to be an interesting one. Adobe had 95-98% penetration in PC market for years and could not expand its adoption beyond video. They tried: kept improving the tools, added offline, even tried open-sourcing it, and getting to the mobile market –... (more)

Contrary Opinion: CRM is a Hoax

I have a pet peeve concerning two things I’ve been meaning to write about lately, namely CRM and multi-tenancy. I recently read an excellent article referencing both concepts and thought itmight be a good stepping stone to a quick blog post. In his article Don’t Get Conned – The many disguises worn by software-as-a-service, Matt Wallach discusses CRM software and the concept of SaaS multi-tenancy. Matt’s business is life sciences, and he discusses the state of CRM software for his industry. His argument is along the lines of “be wary of on-premise wolves in SaaS sheep clothing”. The wolves, in this case, areon-premise CRM vendors who simply throw servers over a wall and call it a SaaSday. The sheep (aka the good guys) are those genuine SaaS vendors riding a multi-tenant architecture. He then proceeds to define what multi-tenancy means using the well-known “neighbor... (more)

LBS Research Series 2012

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: LBS Research Series 2012 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0332361/LBS-Research-Series-2012.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Portable_Devices Executive summary Navigation systems and services for car and pedestrian navigation can be divided into multiple categories. Car manufacturers offer factory installed in-dash navigation systems as standard or optional equipment on a majority of their models sold in developed markets. Drivers that want to add navigation to their existing vehicle can choose among a number of aftermarket solutions. Examples include in-dash navigation systems, Personal Navigation Devices (PNDs) and navigation apps for mobile phones. New device categories such as Internet tablets are also being equipped ... (more)

LBS Research Series 2013

NEW YORK, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: LBS Research Series 2013 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0332361/LBS-Research-Series-2013.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Portable_Devices This report bundle is a complete set of five unique reports - offering in-depth analysis and unique insights into the mobile LBS market. This package comprise the following titles in Berg Insight's LBS Research Series: Mobile Navigation Services and Devices, Mobile Location-Based Services, LBS Platforms and Technologies, Location-Based Advertising and Marketing and People Monitoring and Safety Solutions. Executive summary MOBILE NAVIGATION SERVICES AND DEVICES Navigation solutions for car and pedestrian navigation can be divided into multiple categories. Car manufacturers offer factory ... (more)