How Cool Are These? We Found 6 Awesome Gadgets for Parents of Children with Special Needs!

Parenting a child with special needs can have its ups and downs. However, thanks to the fact that we now live in a world filled with advanced technology, we have access to a variety of handy gadgets that can be useful and make life a whole lot easier. From keeping your kids entertained to ensuring they stay safe and sound, these gadgets are must-haves for parents of children with autism. Each one of these awesome gadgets can offer parents of children with special needs peace of mind and the support they need. We all need a bit of help every now and then. Why not use technology to help you get through those tough times and make life just a little bit easier? Read More »

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Holly Robinson Peete Opens Up on Autism Live About Motherhood, the Teen Years and the Future of Autism

Actress Holly Robinson Peete will appear on Autism Live this Friday, March 14, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. PDT, for a one-hour segment.

 Actress and autism advocate Holly Robinson Peete will appear on Autism Live for a live, hour-long segment on Friday, March 14, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT, to discuss motherhood, the teen years, and the future of autism.  Peete has a 16-year-old son with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and will share her knowledge and experience that she has accumulated over the years.    Viewers also have the chance to win two nabi tablets from Fuhu, Inc.  Tablets are helpful for children with ASD, as they aid in teaching new skills; facilitate communication and data collection; and serve as a reward to reinforce desired behaviors. Read More »

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CARD to Host Free Colorado Conference to Provide Treatment Solutions to Families Affected by Autism

We are hosting 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 learn about effective intervention solutions, strategic methods to address challenging behaviors and techniques to acquire insurance funding for autism treatment.  Speakers include world-renowned autism expert and CARD founder and CEO Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD., BCBA-D, CARD chief strategy officer Dennis Dixon, PhD, and CARD director of contracts Bryce Miler.  The conference will take place on Saturday, March 29, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at The Summit Conference and Event Center in Aurora, Colo., located at 411 Sable Blvd.  Refreshments and light snacks will be provided.  Attendees must register by March 27, 2014, at Read More »

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CARD Partners with AutismUp to Help Rochester Parents Gain Access to Autism Insurance Coverage

The New York Insurance Funding for Autism Workshop, presented by CARD and hosted by AutismUp, will teach parents the most effective ways to access coverage.

In partnership with AutismUp, we are offering a free, three-hour workshop titled “New York Insurance Funding for Autism” to help parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) navigate their way through the insurance coverage process.  Parents will learn what must be covered under New York law and how they can gain access to coverage.  The workshop takes place at Autism Up on Monday, April 7, 2014, from 7 to 10:00 p.m., located at 180 Linden Oaks Dr., Rochester, N.Y. 14625. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided.  Registration is required by April 5, 2014 to Read More »

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April is around the corner and across the globe families everywhere will be supporting individuals with autism by showing awareness for the disorder. Each year, to support autism awareness, we celebrate CARD Spirit day. It’s a day for us to celebrate the CARD family and all the wonderful people like you. Read More »

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Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh Testifies For California Autism Insurance Mandate

World-renowned autism expert Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh testifies today, representing California autism treatment providers at a California Senate informational hearing to articulate challenges and successes of the autism mandate.  Read More »

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March Smarty

The March Smarty is here! Most kids love Playdough, but for our children with gluten sensitivity, the branded kind can be a nightmare. In this Smarty episode, Suzanne teaches us how to make our own homemade, gluten-free Playdough that every kid can enjoy! Read More »

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The Importance Of Family defines “family” as “a basic social unit consisting of parents and their children, considered as a group, whether dwelling together or not.” But isn’t it more than that? We can also go the scientific route and explain family as a group of individuals that share similar hereditary features and DNA. But even still, does that definition capture the feelings of love, acceptance, and empowerment that only a family can give? Read More »

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CBS Special Report: Wandering

CBS news reports on how the Center for Autism and Related Disorders provides therapy that helps children with autism and prevents them from wandering. Read More »

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Ask Dr. Doreen

Enjoy the latest segment of Ask Dr. Doreen on Autism Live, featuring CARD founder Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, answering YOUR questions about autism! Here are the topics Dr. Doreen tackles this week with Autism Live host Shannon Penrod. Read More »

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