From November, 2008

Illinois Autism Bill Passes

The Illinois Autism Insurance bill has finally passed, thanks to the extraordinary efforts of Pete DiCianni, a dad who took this on almost a year ago and worked tirelessly ever since to get this done. Efforts were also made by Senator James DeLeo, Representative Skip Saviano, Representative Karen May, and many other sponsors in the General Assembly, in addition to Governor Blagojevich, Speaker Madigan, and Senate President Emil Jones. Originally SB1900, the autism insurance bill got caught up in some political back and forth for a while, but persistence pays off–and the fact that so many of you called and…

Nasty Gut Bug Spikes in U.S. Hospitals

Summary: An Arizona researcher found 40 percent of meat products tested from three national chain stores were contaminated with bacteria normally associated with severe hospital infections. Federal health officials, however, say more study is needed to determine whether C. diff is transmitted through food. Complete Article:Tainted meats point to superbug C. diff in foodStudy finds gut germ in 40 percent of grocery meats; CDC says not to worry By JoNel AlecciaHealth writer/msnbc.com A potentially deadly intestinal germ increasingly found in hospitals is also showing up in a more unsavory setting: grocery store meats. More than 40 percent of packaged meats…

RECOVERED Takes Top Honors

Staten Island, New York – Recovered: Journeys Through the Autism Spectrum and Back wins Best Documentary in the 2008 Director’s Chair Island Arts Expo and Film Festival, in Staten Island, New York. RECOVERED is a film by one of the nation’s leading autism researchers and psychologists, Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, and seasoned videographer Michele Jaquis. The film tells the story of four children diagnosed with autism, who achieved success using treatments rooted in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). The documentary takes viewers inside of therapy sessions along with interviews of the children who are now teenagers, their parents, therapists, and Dr. Granpeesheh.…

Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh Speaks in Florida

AUTISM EXPERT PRESENTS WHY BEHAVORIAL AND BIOMEDIAL INTERVENTIONS ARE CRITICAL TO GROWTH AND RECOVERY AT NATIONAL AUTISM CONFERENCE Media Contact:Daphne Plump November 03, 2008Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc.19019 Ventura Blvd, Ste 300, Tarzana, CA(o) 818.345.2345 x 270 / (c) 661.478.6512 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida – Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA, Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD) will speak at the National Autism Conference (NAC) on Friday, November 14, 2008, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Weston, Florida. Her presentation begins at 3:00pm. Dr. Granpeesheh, one of the nation’s leading autism researchers and…

Workshop for Men, Florida

CARD Research Director Presents One of a Kind Workshop at the National Autism Conference November 13, 2008 Media Contact:Daphne PlumpCenter for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc.19019 Ventura Blvd, Ste 300 / Tarzana, CA 91356(o) 818.345.2345 x 270 / (c) 661.478.6512 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida – Jonathan Tarbox, PhD, BCBA, Research and Development Director at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD) will speak at the National Autism Conference (NAC) on Thursday, November 13, 2008, held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Weston, Florida. His presentation begins at 7:00pm. Dr. Tarbox will present, “It’s Dad Time: A Seminar on Parenting,…