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Children's Guild Foundation Autism Spectrum Disorder Center Reports 2010 Statistics

Children's Guild Foundation Autism Spectrum Disorder Center Reports 2010 Statistics

The Children’s Guild Foundation Autism Spectrum Disorder Center at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo has been operating for a full-year and has seen 200+ children ranging in age from 1 to 17 years old. The multidisciplinary program is dedicated to the diagnosis of children with possible autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) to improve access to services or care.

Sessions are held once a week and each child is evaluated by a Developmental Pediatrician, Child Neurologist and Child Psychologist in an hour and a half long appointment. The team discusses the child and develops recommendations for further testing, diagnosis or coordination of services. The child's parent/guardian has anadditional follow-up session with a physician and social worker to discuss diagnosis and recommendations.

Approximately 50% of the children seen thus far have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Analysis through the third quarter 2010 indicates the following:

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

When it rains my ’98 Hyundai Accent stutters and sometimes stalls. The check engine light comes on and, after some time, it seems to run fine. What’s going on? 
Korinna from Ridgeway, CT

Korinna,

The computer needs to be scanned for trouble codes. It has detected a problem with the engine when it’s wet outside and has set a code, turning the check engine light on.

Local Nonprofits Can Drive Away in New Ford Van

Local Nonprofits Can Drive Away in New Ford Van

The Ford Dealers of Western New York recently announced that applications are now available for the annual Ford Friendship Express program. Local nonprofits looking to drive away in a brand new Ford van must apply by March 1, 2011. Van recipients will be announced in the spring of 2011. 

Now in its 16th year, the program has already awarded 62 vans valued at more than $1 million… driving area nonprofits 1.2 million miles and counting. Organizations within the following counties are eligible to apply: Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, McKean and Potter counties.

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

There is a low coolant warning on my ’99 Jeep Grand Cherokee that won't go away even though I had the coolant serviced. Also, the carpet is wet and slimy on the front passenger floor. Any help would be appreciated.

Theresa from Palo Alto, CA

Primordial Strength Leading the Way to Bring Sports Concussion Expert to WNY

Primordial Strength Leading the Way to Bring Sports Concussion Expert to WNY

Primordial Strength Inc. of East Aurora is looking for community support in its effort to bring Chris Nowinski of the Sports Legacy Institute to Buffalo for a speaking engagement in early spring. Nowinski, president, CEO and co-director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at the Boston University School of Medicine, is also the author of “Head Games: Football’s Concussion Crisis.”

Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Ambulatory Surgery Center Update: Rendering

Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Ambulatory Surgery Center Update: Rendering

A first draft of a rendering of the Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo Ambulatory Surgery Center has been developed and recently presented to the Physician-led Steering Committee that proposed the new center be constructed on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

Created by Ciminelli Real Estate Companies, which will construct and operate the center, this rendering will soon be presented to the City of Buffalo as part of a scheduled update regarding the project's on-going plans.

Construction of the ambulatory surgery center is expected to begin early in 2011 and be completed within 18 months. Ciminelli is proposing to build approximately 500,000 sq. feet of environmentally friendly medical office space (including underground parking), and 85,000 sq. feet of which will be Kaleida Health space and the ambulatory surgery center. The ambulatory surgery center will serve children and adults.

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I own a ’95 Ford Contour 6 cylinder. Whenever I drive the car there is a humming or roaring noise in the front that gets louder on acceleration. Also, whenever I make a turn there’s a popping or grinding sound more pronounced on one side. What’s wrong?

Jeffrey from Lancaster, PA