From May, 2009

ACT Today! Raises Over $57 Thousand Dollars for Children with Autism

Autism Care and Treatment (ACT-Today!) raised over $57,000 for children with autism at this year’s 3rd Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser held on May 18th, 2009 at Braemar Country Club in Tarzana, California. The event was hosted by LA Newswoman Gabriela Tessier of Univision and Actor Grant Reynolds, who will soon be seen in Fox Reality Channel’s Househusbands of Hollywood. Corporate and other warriors of autism care and treatment in attendance included corporate sponsors, community leaders, parents of children with autism, the men (Bill Ashley, Danny Barclay and Grant Reynolds) of FOX Reality Channel Show – The Househusbands of Hollywood, Film…

CT FEAT: Families Helping Children Achieve Their Full Potential

RDI®: Effective Intervention or Effective Marketing? Suzanne Letso, M.A., BCBA, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of the Connecticut Center for Child Development, Inc., and parent of a son with autism Introduction There is now a substantive and growing body of research that clearly demonstrates that the application of educational strategies based on applied behavior analytic learning principles can result in significant learning outcomes for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (Sallows & Graupner, 2005; Howard, Sparkman, Cohen, Green & Stanislaw, 2005; Eikeseth, Smith, Jahr & Eldevick, 2002; Green, Brennan & Fein, 2002; Smith, Groen & Wynne, 2000; Weiss, 1999; Smith,…

Love, Hope and Healing: A Mother’s Day Luncheon

Parents and supporters of children with autism gathered for a special Love, Hope and Healing: A Mother’s Day Luncheon , held at The Resort at Pelican Hill on May 4th, in Newport Coast. The event was hosted by Autism Care and Treatment (ACT Today!). “The gift of hope is the best gift a mother can receive. We wanted to show mothers of children on the autism spectrum love by treating her to a day of inspiration at one of the most beautiful resorts in the world,” says ACT Today!’s Executive Director Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson. The ACT Today! fundraiser luncheon featured Honorary…

This Sat! – Discover Effective Strategies to Get Your Child to Swallow Medication

Like anything else, administering and teaching your child to swallow oral medications are behaviors that can be learned. This workshop will discuss how to use principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to teach children to swallow oral medications. We will talk about effective procedures to teach successful tablet and capsule swallowing, as well as cough syrup. Teaching these skills can be important in order to make sure your child is receiving all his/her nutritional needs to keep him/her healthy. We will also go over environmental variables that can be changed to facilitate successful pill swallowing. Sign up today for the…