Center-based programs enable therapists to work with a child throughout the day in a setting that is specifically designed to maximize learning opportunities. In addition to intensive intervention, at a CARD therapy center, children have opportunities for socialization through small group instruction and peer activities. Supervisors and consultants are also onsite over-seeing all programs, to further maximize program effectiveness.
Despite the collective efforts of the autism community, Governor Brown’s trailer bill has passed, which means that a new law will take effect on July 1, 2013, limiting regional center funding of co-pays and co-insurance and eliminating regional center funding of deductibles.
He receives 40 hours a week of applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy (home services and school shadowing) from CARD.
California’s autism community suffered major setbacks last week in its efforts to gain access to autism treatment for all Californians. In a last-minute change, Governor Brown and the Legislature struck a budget deal for Medi-Cal funding which fell short of a previous attempt by Assemblymember John Perez (D-Los Angeles) and Senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) that would have given Medi-Cal beneficiaries the same benefits as the essential health benefits in California’s health exchange. As a result, Medi-Cal enrollees will not have coverage for autism treatment services, better known as applied behavior analysis (ABA). While some Medi-Cal enrollees will have access to ABA through California’s regional centers, many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) do not meet the regional centers’ more stringent criteria.
Summer Time! Preschool ended today and summer is stretching out before us. What did I do all day with my kids before preschool?! My first summer priority is lowering my standards and remembering that my daughter does not need me to turn into a preschool teacher for the summer. She is going to have to entertain herself some of the time.* I also need to step it up a little bit and provide some structured activities.
Stephanie’s Day this year was full of smiles and hugs as family’s from all over the southern California area gathered at the CBS lot in Studio City, CA to show support and acceptance for autism. This year CARD had a table at the event and what a great turnout!!
We are proud to announce the opening of our new CARD Boston treatment center, located at 331 Montvale Ave., 5th Floor, in Woburn. The grand opening will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. The community is invited to meet our staff, tour the facility, and review the state-of-the-art CARD curriculum. Refreshments and childcare will be provided.