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Behavioral Intervention and Perspective Taking

By: Marlena N. Smith In a recent study, Evelyn Gould and other CARD researchers found preliminary evidence suggesting that behavioral intervention may be effective in teaching perspective taking skills to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Children with ASD commonly display deficits in perspective taking, (i.e., the ability to interpret another’s point of view). An [...]

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Don’t Forget – Listen Today! – CARD Founder Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh Live on Give the World Your Heart TV

AUTISM TODAY and BEYOND! Positive Solutions for Promising Lives The First in a Series of Live Interactive National Town HallVideo Webcasts,November 1, 2010 at 2PM EST Introductions:2:00 – 2:10 Dave Gardy, Sandy Masin & Dr. Laurence Brenner – Give The World Your Heart 2:00 – 2:20 Karen Simmons (confirmed live) 2:20 – 2:35 Dr. Temple [...]

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Center for Autism and Related Disorders to Host Free Family Festival in Bakersfield

The family fun festival seeks to raise autism awareness as the Center for Autism and Related Disorders celebrates 20 years of effective treatment of autism. Bakersfield, CA – November 07, 2010 The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD), considered the world’s largest organization effectively treating children with autism, will host a free Family [...]

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CARD Founder Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh Discusses Autism on "Give the World Your Heart" this Coming Monday

AUTISM TODAY and BEYOND! Positive Solutions for Promising Lives The First in a Series of Live Interactive National Town Hall Video Webcasts,November 1, 2010 at 2PM EST Introductions:2:00 – 2:10 Dave Gardy, Sandy Masin & Dr. Laurence Brenner – Give The World Your Heart 2:00 – 2:20 Karen Simmons (confirmed live) 2:20 – 2:35 Dr. [...]

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It’s Halloween Time and That Means It’s Time for Sweets!

Parents everywhere are scrambling to buy costumes and candy for the Halloween weekend. This sure will be a fun year and I can only imagine the great costumes to be seen! This is difficult for any parent trying to navigate through a store full of other determined Halloween-driven families and when one has a child [...]

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SKILLS™

FREE ACCESS TO SKILLS™ BEGINS NOVEMBER 15th! Using a free passcode, you will be able to access Skills™ interactive program through January 1st, 2011. (If you are in need of a passcode, please contact us at (877) 975-4559). Access CARD eLearning Now! The CARD eLearning website is now available free of charge and acts as [...]

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Preference Assessments and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

By: Marlena N. Smith A recent study conducted by CARD researchers Dr. Amy Kenzer and Dr. Michele Bishop demonstrated that the amount of preferred stimuli identified for use in behavioral interventions for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) may be increased by incorporating high preference as well as low preference and novel stimuli in preference [...]

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Time Delays between Initial Parental Concern and First Visit to a Child Psychiatric Facility

By: Marlena N. Smith In a recent study, Fujiwara, Okuyama, and Funahashi identified factors contributing to time delays between initial parental concern and first visit to a child psychiatric facility in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Early detection of ASD is crucial given the research demonstrating that behavioral intervention for ASD is more effective [...]

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Chelation Treatment Is More Harmful Than Good.

By Olivia Maximo Chelation is the process by which metals are extracted from the body. Chelation therapy is a form of treatment employed by some parents with Autistic children. This therapy stems from the belief that Autistic Disorder is caused by poisonous levels of metal in children’s bodies. Although the theory is unproven, chelation is [...]

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Cambridge Conference Will Address Latest Autism Research, Treatment

By Johanna Weidner, The Record staff CAMBRIDGE — Parents with autistic children can learn about the latest research and treatments from Canadian and American experts at an upcoming daylong conference in Cambridge. The keynote speaker is Doreen Granpeesheh, a California autism expert and founder of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders that develops behavioural [...]

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