This last Thursday, September 8, was the official launch of CARD’s Skills Live™daily webcast. Skills Live gives everyone access to up-to-the-minute autism news and effective treatment strategies. It is the first of its kind and is broadcast live each weekday from 9 am to 1 pm (Pacific Standard Time) streaming on the internet at skillsforautism.com/skills-live.html.
The Skills Live show goes beyond a basic webcast by enabling members to submit questions to autism experts and a CARD-trained moderator on a daily basis. “When our son was diagnosed with autism we didn’t know what to do or where to turn,” says Skills Live host Shannon Penrod. “My goal in hosting this show is to help parents and teachers get the information they need, when they need it.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 1 in 110 children in America are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), making ASD more common than pediatric cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined. ASDs are a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communicative and behavioral challenges. Skills Live addresses the national concern for the incidence ASD among children by giving parents, practitioners and educators critical information and support.
Skills Live is part of Skills®, a web-based, autism recovery program, released earlier this year which provides step-by-step assessments, individualized behavioral treatment programs, and progress tracking data for children with autism and related disorders. For more information about Skills®, visit www.skillsforautism.com.
Skills Live can be viewed, at no cost at www.skillsforautism.com/skills-live.html by simply clicking “Watch Now”.