By Daphne Plump

Daphne is the Public Relations and Events Manager for the Center for Autism and Related Disorders. She joined CARD in 2007, and loves all aspects of her work and her incredible team! Daphne spent 17 years as a news reporter and foreign news correspondent, with work taking her from Iowa to Serbia....from China to Los Angeles and everywhere in between. Daphne is committed to making CARD’s Public Relations and Events the best sources for delivering global autism awareness. Questions? Contact her at d.plump@centerforautism.com.

FDA Validates CARD Study Disputing the Effectiveness of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy on Individuals with Autism

We salute the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for increasing consumer awareness of the ineffectiveness of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) as a treatment for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The FDA released a report on Aug. 22, 2013, stating that “HBOT has not been clinically proven to cure or be effective in the treatment of autism, cancer, or diabetes, nor has it been approved by FDA.”

Parent 2 Parent

Autism Live is today launching a new online portal, called “Parent 2 Parent,” featuring informative two-minute clips to educate parents on all things related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), ranging from “Does my child have autism?” to more targeted issues, such as “How do I prepare for an IEP meeting?”

Parents of Children with Special Needs Conference

We invite all parents to attend this FREE, conference. Attendees will see presentations like, “The Journey of Being a Parent of a Child with Autism,” “Understanding NY Autism Insurance Reform,” “Understanding Your Rights as a Parent of Child with Autism” and “Functional Communication Training and Behavior Management.” Attendees will receive free “Back to School” backpacks for their child.

Insurance

New York Insurance Funding for Autism Seminar

We invite you to a free seminar which will teach about the New York Autism Insurance Mandate (A 8512), including what insurance companies will and will not cover, types of plans and rules regarding coverage, how to understand the complexities of different insurance carriers, which plans must comply with A 8512 and what to know during open enrollment.

San Marcos

CARD Addresses Autism Epidemic by Opening State-of-the-Art Treatment Center in San Marcos

SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 31, 2013 Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), one of the world’s largest and most effective autism treatment providers offering evidence-based, state-of-the-art therapy, will host the grand opening of its San Marcos treatment center on Saturday, August 17, 2013, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m., at 334 Via Vera Cruz. The community is invited to meet the staff, tour the facility, and review the cutting-edge CARD curriculum. The afternoon will include a reception, presentations, live entertainment, and child-friendly activities. Refreshments and childcare will be provided. Attendees must RSVP to D.Plump@centerforautism.com.

Thousand Oaks

We’re Opening A New Office In Thousand Oaks, CA

We would like to formally invite you to the grand opening of our Thousand Oaks treatment center on Wednesday, July 31st from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Join world-renowned autism expert and CARD founder/CEO Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA-D and 10-year-old Ethan Gorin, who has recovered from autism, for a special evening featuring a reception, presentations and an opportunity to meet the CARD team, tour the facility and learn about the most effective, evidence-based treatment services for individuals with autism.

Boston

New CARD Office In Boston, MA!!

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.