This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

Autism More Prevalent: Use Of Daily Coping Tool Reaches Record Numbers









RIVER FALLS, Wis., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MeMoves™ announced today that the use of its patented self-regulation DVD among children with autism has reached an all time high: copies are currently being used in over 2,000 school districts, thousands of homes and all 50 states, profoundly changing behavior and revolutionizing the way specialists, parents and teachers manage the challenges of autism spectrum disorder at home and in the classroom.

The announcement comes in conjunction with the start of Autism Awareness Month and the news that autism is now more prevalent than ever.

The Centers for Disease Control reports a 72 percent increase in the diagnosis of autism over the past four years. One out of every 50 children aged 6 years to 17 years has an autism spectrum diagnosis, which can cause significant difficulties academically and in social settings. 

As the numbers climb to epidemic proportions, thousands of parents and professionals have found a solution in " MeMoves," a patented intervention that incorporates sight, sound, and motion, resulting in immediate benefits.

"If you have a child with autism, you need MeMoves," said Dr. Peggy Locke, ASD Specialist in Bloomington, Minnesota.  "This is something that should be in every classroom and home.  It makes an incredible difference."

Used for just a few minutes each day, MeMoves dramatically decreases the number of meltdowns while increasing eye contact, imitative behavior, and social interaction. The result: those with ASD are able to learn more easily as well as make and retain friends, something unheard of for many with ASD.

MeMoves works in part by giving users a tool to calm their nervous systems, allowing them to function without the daily burden of anxiety so many with ASD endure.  

Dr. Timothy Culbert, Pediatrician at Ridgeview Medical Center in Minneapolis, prescribes MeMoves as part of his "Skills Not Pills" effort.  He believes there is too much reliance on pills to calm kids down, adding that the ability to self regulate is key.

"It works because it gets the nervous system to a state of active, alert attention and calm chemistry," said Culbert.  "After several weeks, we begin to see a resetting of the nervous system that allows kids to become calmer in a sustained way over time."

1 of 2

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 16,614.81 +215.14 1.31%
S&P 500 1,941.28 +37.27 1.96%
NASDAQ 4,419.4780 +103.4040 2.40%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs