Monthly Archives: April 2009

A Night of Entertainment

By Angelina Acevedo and Andy Blazaitis Our New York, NY office was transformed into an Art Gallery / Lounge the evening of April 24th. All around were beautiful modern masterpieces on display by our kids that would have put Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol to shame. The pieces were filled with expressions of raw emotion [...]

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Dr. Granpeesheh to Speak – TUESDAY – at NY Metro Chapter of NAA!

The New York Metro Chapter of the National Autism Association (NAA) presents … What is ABA and How Does it Work Side by Side with Biomedical Interventions? By Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh Tuesday, April 28, 2009 Doors Open:6:00 pm – 7:00 pmSocial/Networking Hour, Light Refreshments Keynote Presentation:7:00 pm – 8:30 pm ***Location:Rebecca School, 40 East 30th [...]

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Autism Care and Treatment to Host Orange County Love, Hope and Healing, A Mother’s Day Luncheon

Parents and supporters of children with autism are invited to attend the Love, Hope and Healing, A Mother’s Day Luncheon held at The Resort at Pelican Hill on May 4th, in Newport Coast, hosted by Autism Care and Treatment (ACT Today!). “The gift of hope is the best gift a mother can receive. If you [...]

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CARD has Spirit, Yes We Do!

In honor of Autism Awareness Month and the birthday of CARD Founder and Executive Director Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA, CARD held their 1st Annual CARD Spirit Day this past Friday, April 10th, 2009 at headquarters. Staff was encouraged to come to work dressed up in CARD apparel and accessories to show their support for the [...]

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Living with Autism

By Darhiana Mateo, The Cafe’ Magazine Shortly after Elsa Sanchez’s son Israel’s first birthday, the La Grange Park mom suspected something was wrong. Her fair-skinned, redheaded second child wouldn’t look at her in the eyes or try to form words, and he never seemed at ease. When Israel was 2 years old, his pediatrician confirmed [...]

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Cedar Hill Boy’s Story Sparks Hope, Skepticism in Autism Community

By JESSICA MEYERS / The Dallas Morning News The twiggy boy who greets strangers at his Cedar Hill home with a handshake and an impish grin bears no resemblance to the toddler who shied away from contact, screamed when he had to walk down the stairs and spent hours staring at the ceiling fan. Roman [...]

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The Office that Never Sleeps

By Frank Lo CurtoAs Published in the CARD Case Spring 2009 Newsletter Click Image Below to Enlarge .rax_tsmdwc_main { float:right; background: ; border: ; padding: 10px; margin:0px 10px 10px 10px; margin-right:0px; } .rax_tsmswc_inner { float:right; margin:0px 10px 10px 10px; margin-right:0px; } .clear { clear:both; } Tweet fbshare

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Autism Votes… It’s time for lawmakers to listen

Dear Autism Advocate, Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, today applauded the introduction of the groundbreaking Autism Treatment Acceleration Act (ATAA). Originally drafted by then-Senator Barack Obama and introduced by Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL), Robert Casey (D-PA), and Robert Menendez (D-NJ), ATAA is comprehensive federal legislation that addresses several critical challenges [...]

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World Autism Awareness Day

On December 18, 2007, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 62/139, tabled by the State of Qatar, which declares April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) in perpetuity. VIEW THE WORLD AUTISM DAY RESOLUTION This UN resolution is one of only three official disease-specific United Nations Days and will bring the world’s attention [...]

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Autism Rates Are Higher for U.S.- Born Somali Children in Minneapolis

By DONALD G. McNEIL, Jr. Confirming the fears of Somali immigrants in Minneapolis, the Minnesota Health Department agreed Tuesday that young Somali children there appeared to have higher-than-usual rates of autism. Though health officials emphasized that their report was based on very limited data, they concluded that young Somali children appeared to be two to [...]

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