From June, 2012

Independence Day

Just recently was the Memorial Day holiday. We walked around saying “Happy Memorial Day”, or “Have a Great Long Weekend.” Am I the only one thinking that’s odd? Memorial Day is set aside to honor the nations War dead.

LAUSD Selects CARD to Provide Behavioral Health Training To 6,000+ Staff

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the second largest school district in the nation, has selected the Center for Autism and Related Disorders’ CARD eLearning™ program to provide the district with intense training in evidence-based principles of behavioral health treatment for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Over 6,000 LAUSD teachers and support staff will participate in the training.

Kind Of In The Area

I walk. Every day I take a tour of the block next to our office, and it’s not a pretty walk – just to get some exercise, clear the brain, move the old bones. My tour takes me through an alleyway turned parking lot, behind some businesses and bordering the freeway. Not pretty, but occasionally interesting – or better perhaps, perplexing.


A Behind The Scenes Look At The A-Word

I have been working for CARD as the social networking coordinator since November 2010, and yesterday was the first time I sat in on a therapy session. Before working here I was unfamiliar with autism and didn’t know that it is treatable. Luckily, the session I had the opportunity to sit in on was with Jack Riley as he worked with his therapist Jessica as The A-Word was being filmed.

The Road To Massachusetts

After packing up what seemed to be an ever-expanding mass of boxes, we set out to begin our 40-plus hour drive to Massachusetts with my wife, our 5-year-old son, Jackson, our 8-month-old black lab puppy, Stella, and everything that was left when the movers drove off with our trailer which included things like 50 hangers, a bag of flour, a water gun, two laundry baskets, and a cowboy hat. All of that sounded like a recipe for disaster to me, but it wasn’t at all. We had to do some serious editing the next morning, so that whoever wasn’t driving still had circulation in their legs, but it was surprisingly enjoyable.


CARD Massachusetts Open House – Come See Our New Office!

CARD is proud to announce the official opening of our CARD Massachusetts treatment center, located at 118 Long Pond Road, Suite 205, in Plymouth, Massachusetts! CARD Massachusetts provides a variety of services based on the scientifically proven, applied-behavior-analysis (ABA) approach. Services include center-based treatment, home therapy and supervision, parent training, and school shadowing. The grand opening will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2012 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The community is invited to meet the staff, tour the facility and review the state-of-the-art CARD curriculum. Refreshments and kid-friendly activities will be provided.