Monthly Archives: April 2011

Wandering and Elopement

This survey will help researchers document and understand elopement behaviors and will hopefully lead to the creation and implementation of effective state and federal policies that will provide public awareness, help, and support to parents and caretakers.

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Cultural Differences in Endorsed Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders

In a recent study, Dr. Johnny Matson and colleagues identified cultural differences in endorsed symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). While it has been reported that diagnostic criteria and behavioral manifestation of ASD is virtually the same worldwide, cultural differences may impact how ASD symptoms are interpreted around the world. For this reason, Dr. Matson and colleagues set out to investigate cultural differences in reported ASD symptoms across four countries including Israel, South Korea, the United Kingdom (UK), and the United States (US).

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Walk Now for Autism Speaks

When my son was diagnosed with autism 17 years ago we had nothing like this but thanks to Autism Speaks, there are events like this all over in which they not only unite families and communities to raise money for research and other needed services, they get all of the service providers together in one place so that parents can gather all the information on any of the types of services that might help their child reach their maximum potential. In one event you can talk to an ABA provider, speech therapist, occupational therapy provider, Regional Centers, advocacy groups, attorneys, recreational providers, you name it!!!

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Dr. Granpeesheh on ABC 2

CARD executive director and Skills co-creator Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh sits down with ABC 2 in Baltimore to discuss Skills, an effective web based treatment for autism.

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The A-Word Part 2: Pushing Forward

The image of me at 25 weeks pregnant –so happily showing off my swollen belly leaves me asking if Jack riley was already affected then. I wonder, while looking at a picture of him just days home from the hospital if he was already on this path or if we’ve done something to him or not protected him in some way from the monster that would ultimately take over.

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KSEE Discusses Autism With CARD Therapist Sarah Larsen

CARD Fresno’s Managing Supervisor Sarah Larsen sits down with KSEE TV to discuss National Autism Awareness Month and the upcoming April 26th screening of the award-winning documentary, RECOVERED: Jorneys Through the Autism Spectrum and Back.

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Spotlight on Jacob Barnett

Jacob Barnett is a 13-year-old child with Asperger’s syndrome who is currently being recruited by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) for a paid research position. Why? Because he has far surpassed the level of what college professors can teach him and university officials believe that Jacob’s skills would be more useful in a research environment.

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PLEASE HELP! Arizona To Repeal Autism Insurance Therapy Coverage

Dear Friends, I need your help today with an urgent matter. As you may know, a few years ago, the State of Arizona passed a Bill that approved Insurance coverage for the behavioral treatment of Autism. This bill was one of the first passed and it has already changed the lives of numerous families and children. Today, the Arizona House of Reps repealed the Bill. Of course this came as a great shock to our families and we are very concerned that it will also produce a precedent for other States who have or are in the process of passing similar insurance bills.

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The A-Word, Diagnosis: Part 1

I’ve been chewing on the word for about 18 hours straight and it still tastes bitter. I’d like to spit it out and grind it into the dirt like a nasty cigarette butt, but it wouldn’t change anything.

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CARD’s Fresno, California Office to Host Screening of Award-Winning Documentary, Recovered

A question and answer session will follow the screening.

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