Several media groups (Windy City Times, Chicago Parent Magazine, AutismOne live streaming) interviewed Team Skills and Dr. Granpeesheh on the effectiveness of Skills’ Web-based program and CARD’s state-of-the-art therapy which have produced seen measurable results with every child since 1990.
Center for Autism and Related Disorders will donate 100% of initial three months of new-user subscriptions of Skills™ to Jenny McCarthy’s Generation Rescue non-profit organization during AutismOne/Generation conference.
Due to the severe drop off in participation from those who were qualified to receive diagnostic evaluations but did not, Dr. Kim and colleagues employed methods to adjust for the missing data. For starters, all the children reported in the Ilsan Disability Registry as having ASD were assumed to have it. As for the children enrolled in mainstream education, likelihood of having ASD was predicted based on the data collected from the participants who did undergo diagnostic evaluations, as well as each child’s ASSQ score, sex, and age. Thus, the 1 in 38 statistic that we see reported is based off of these adjusted data, not the actual observed children.
It’s been years since experts blamed the mother for autism—since doctors believed that it was distant mothers – or “refrigerator mothers” – a lack of closeness and warmth toward their babies—that led to this condition in which children resisted hugs and eye contact.
Austin Beutner recently served as the deputy mayor of Los Angeles, and had the task of solving some of the city’s largest economic problems. Austin has vast expertise in creating, building, and managing large businesses, and supporters believe that this experience will enable him to reform the city-wide bureaucratic systems that often stifle efforts for improvement.
The trusted and dedicated staff from the CARD branch offices of Rochester and Larchmont are now offering packages of exclusive products and services designed for effective treatment, training and evaluation. This six-month contract will provide the following services at a value of $1,000 per month:
Parents struggling with questions regarding insurance coverage for their child’s autism treatment can gain answers by attending the free Autism Treatment Insurance Workshop on June 4th. The CARD hosted workshop will be held at the Austin Public Library inside the Program Room from 11am to 1pm. Attendees must RSVP by June 3 to reserve seats.
Amoako Buachie is a 20-year-old artist from Flatbush Brooklyn, New York, who at the age of 15, was diagnosed as an autistic savant with a special ability to draw. His mother, Akosua, who came to the United States from Ghana 18 years ago, says that he has been “carrying around a pencil since he was three.” Remarkably, Amoako can draw and paint from memory without using reference materials.
The CARD Virginia office raised nearly $4,000 in donations for ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!), a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise awareness and provide treatment services and support to families to help their children with autism achieve their full potential. CARD Virginia raised the funds through the sale of artwork and crafts at the Art Auction for Autism fundraiser, held on April 30, 2011.
According to Dr. Brugha and colleagues, these findings suggest that the increased prevalence of ASD seen today may not be the result of increased incidence of ASD, but rather under-diagnosis of ASD across previous generations. While further research is needed to replicate these findings, the results of this study offer preliminary evidence that incidence of ASD may have remained more or less stable over time and that improved screening and diagnostic practices may account for the greater rate of ASD diagnoses today.