From November, 2010

Actors, Athletes, Moguls Join CARD Executive Director in Helping ACT Today Raise Over $100 Thousand at Annual Denim & Diamonds Fundraiser

Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh speaks during 5th Annual Denim & Diamonds’ dinner program, with ACT Executive Director Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson. ACT Today (Autism Care and Treatment Today!), a national non-profit organization whose mission is to provide access to resources and treatment for children with autism, announces it has raised over $100,000, net through the 5th Annual Denim & Diamonds for Autism, held on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at a private estate in Hidden Hills, California. CARD Founder and ACT Today! Founder / President Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh joined over 450 supporters. “When I started my career in autism and ASD treatment in the…

Completing Two Resolutions with One Run

By Olivia Maximo Were exercising and being more charitable some of your 2010 resolutions? Well here is your chance to check those two off of your list. You can support ACT Today! by registering for the 7th Annual 5K/10K Calabasas Classic November 14th 2010 bright and early at 8 am. ACT Today! is trying to raise $5000 at this event to provide grants to families in need of treatment services. When you register, make sure you select team ACT TODAY! See you there!

Behavioral Intervention and Perspective Taking

By: Marlena N. Smith In a recent study, Evelyn Gould and other CARD researchers found preliminary evidence suggesting that behavioral intervention may be effective in teaching perspective taking skills to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Children with ASD commonly display deficits in perspective taking, (i.e., the ability to interpret another’s point of view). An important component of perspective taking is the ability to follow another’s gaze. The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of behavioral intervention in teaching children with ASD to identify what someone else can see. Participants included three children with ASD, ages 3…

Don’t Forget – Listen Today! – CARD Founder Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh Live on Give the World Your Heart TV

AUTISM TODAY and BEYOND! Positive Solutions for Promising Lives The First in a Series of Live Interactive National Town HallVideo Webcasts,November 1, 2010 at 2PM EST Introductions:2:00 – 2:10 Dave Gardy, Sandy Masin & Dr. Laurence Brenner – Give The World Your Heart 2:00 – 2:20 Karen Simmons (confirmed live) 2:20 – 2:35 Dr. Temple Grandin (pre-recorded) 2:35 – 2:45 Dr. Stephen Shore 2:45 – 2:55 Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh 2:55 – 3:05 David Kirby – 718-230-4250 (confirmed live) 3:05 – 3:15 Elaine Hall 3:15 – 3:30 Questions & Answers: Feel The Positive Connection To Your Self, Group & World Visit…

Center for Autism and Related Disorders to Host Free Family Festival in Bakersfield

The family fun festival seeks to raise autism awareness as the Center for Autism and Related Disorders celebrates 20 years of effective treatment of autism. Bakersfield, CA – November 07, 2010 The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD), considered the world’s largest organization effectively treating children with autism, will host a free Family Festival on Sunday, November 07th. The event will be held from 11am – 2pm at Central Park at Mill Creek, located at 500 19th Street, in Bakersfield. The event is an effort to raise community-wide autism awareness. According to the Center for Disease Control and…