From September, 2010

Center for Autism and Related Disorders Celebrates 20 Years with a Star-Studded, Red Carpet Gala on September 25, 2010

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD), the world’s largest autism treatment center, announces success with its 20th Anniversary Gala, celebrating 20 years of leading the way in the effective treatment of autism. The event, benefiting ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today), was held on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at the legendary Park Plaza Hotel, 607 S. Park View Street, in Los Angeles. One in 110 children is diagnosed with autism in America. The neurological disorder is more prevalent than pediatric cancer, juvenile diabetes and AIDS combined. “Autism is a global issue that challenges the very fiber…

Dr. Granpeesheh and Macy Gray on FOX’s Good Day LA

Watch Now! This past Wednesday, September 15th, CARD Founder and Executive Director Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA-D discussed autism’s rising rates and what this epidemic means, during a LIVE, in depth interview, on the highly rated morning news show – FOX 11’s Good Day LA. Dr. Granpeesheh was joined by Grammy winning artist Macy Gray as the two also discussed CARD’s 20th Anniversary Gala.

C.A.R.D. Celebrates 20 Years!

** RED CARPET / MEDIA ALERT/ PHOTO OPPORTUNITY** The Center for Autism and Related Disorders Presents 20th Anniversary, Star Studded, Black-Tie Gala Grammy Winner Macy Gray to Headline Star Studded Gala WHO: Grammy Winning Artist Macy Gray (Performance) World-Renowned Autism Expert/Behavior AnalystDr. Doreen Granpeesheh (Honoree) WHAT: Red carpet for the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc,the world’s autism treatment center, 20th AnniversaryBlack-Tie Benefit Gala WHEN: Saturday, September 25, 20106:00pm – Press Check-In, entrance of Park Plaza Hotel6:30pm – Arrivals begin. Red Carpet at entrance of Park Plaza Hotel All attendees will be asked to display PHOTO IDin order to…

Interpreting Verbal and Non-Verbal Cues

By Marlena N. Smith In a recent study, Kuzmanovic, Schilbach, Lehnhardt, Bente, and Vogeley found adults with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to depend primarily on verbal cues, rather than nonverbal cues, when interpreting social situations. Research has indicated that persons with ASD have difficulty processing non-verbal social information. Kuzmanovic et al. set out to investigate how persons with high-functioning ASD interpret social information, specifically verbal and non-verbal social cues. Participants included 15 adults with high-functioning ASD and 15 adults with typical development matched on gender, age, education, and IQ. The participants completed two tasks. First, the participants interpreted complex…