Monthly Archives: March 2011

April is National Autism Awareness Month

It is now estimated that one in 110 children are diagnosed with autism. Despite this statistic, autism awareness is still relatively low within our communities. National Autism Awareness Month is a great opportunity to educate others about autism spectrum disorders. What will you do in honor of Nation Autism Awareness Month?

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Wretcher and Jabberers Coming to a Theatre Near You!

The premise of their journey is to examine and discuss public attitudes about autism and disabilities, and to challenge people to rethink their views. Along the way, they collect new allies for their cause and have life-transforming encounters with many people, including a young, talented painter who had been living a life of isolation. They also display an adventurous streak when they take a ride on a motorized tuk-tuk in Sri Lanka, discuss the meaning of life with a Buddhist monk, and relax in a traditional Finnish sauna.

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CARD Launches Skills 4 America™ Grant to Meet Critical Developmental Disability Needs in Schools

NATIONWIDE, March 28, 2011 —- The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD), today announced the launch of Skills 4 America™. Skills 4 America is a nationwide grant program that provides one-year scholarships for Skills™, a breakthrough web-based program for assessing and designing treatment curricula for students with autism and other developmental disorders.

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ONEHOPE Family Festival

Please join us this Saturday, World Autism Day, for a fun-filled day benefiting military children with autism.

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Dr. Jonathan Tarbox: Small Victories In Autism

A few thoughts on meaningful outcomes of treatment for individuals severely affected by autism.

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Will a Medical Diagnostic Code for Elopement Protect Those at Risk?

A common misperception of elopement is that it is caused by parental negligence and that parents need to keep a closer watch on their children. On the contrary, parents of individuals with autism are often extremely vigilant and take extraordinary measures to keep their child safe.

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Spotlight on Law Enforcement and Autism

I’d like to believe that police officers have good intentions and are able to make morally sound decisions when dealing with the public. Police departments across the country are taking steps to both protect the community as well as the impaired individual. The International Association of Chiefs of Police made interactions with individuals with autism their main topic of discussion during their 2010 summit.

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Four of the Many Strengths Associated with Autism

I can’t pretend to speak to why the rest of the autism community focuses on the difficulties associated with autism, but I can speak to why it may appear that we at CARD, and other people in the applied behavior analysis (ABA) community, focus on areas of difficulty. Put simply, it’s because these are the areas that people ask us for help with. No one goes to a treatment provider and asks for help dealing with what’s great about their child— they don’t need to, they simply appreciate it every day. But it’s quite true that there are thousands of strengths associated with autism. Any attempt at a list is going to sound like I am stereotyping people, which would be ridiculous. But here are a couple strengths that come to mind.

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Autism Expert Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh to Host Webinar on Effective Interventions for Autism

“This webcast will provide a practical, informative introduction to applied behavior analysis (ABA),” says Dr. Granpeesheh. “This form of treatment is widely practiced in North America and many other continents and has been empirically proven as the most effective form of autism treatment.”

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The Puzzling Piece iPad Fundraiser

This year, The Puzzling Piece is offering a new and exciting challenge for all those who have a child or student with autism. If you sell 60 pieces of select Puzzling Piece jewelry, your child or student will receive a free iPad. Each piece of jewelry costs only $20 and customers have the choice between an alloy puzzle-piece keychain and a glass puzzle-piece necklace. In addition, the jewelry can easily be purchased online under the recipient’s name.

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