Monthly Archives: May 2011

The A-Word Part 3: The First Step

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Autism Expert Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh Talks About Autism Prevention at Chicago Conference

CARD Founder and Skills™ Co-Founder Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh will present “Autism Prevention” on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at the Autism One/Generation Rescue 2011 Conference in Lombard, Illinois. The presentation will be held inside of the Grand Ballroom at the Westin Hotel, from 5pm-6pm.

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Haircuts and Children with Autism

Haircuts can pose a challenge for children with autism and their parents. For many children with autism, sensory sensitivity coupled with high anxiety can make a visit to the hair salon a traumatic experience that ultimately results in a tantrum. The experience is stressful for parents as well, especially if they are visiting a salon that is not familiar with autism. As a result, many parents dread taking their child for a haircut and often put it off as long as they can.

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On the Exhibit floor, the Skills team consisting of Robert Pontello (Chief Technology Officer), Joe Mohs (Account Associate), Daphne Plump (PR & Events Manager) and Merrick Williams (Account Manager) spoke with hundreds of educators and administrators on how Skills, the new web-based autism program can be an effective tool to assess, treat and track a child’s progress in the classroom. Merrick gave multiple “in-booth” presentations to small groups of 15 every other hour.

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