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Holly Robinson Peete Opens Up on Autism Live About Motherhood, the Teen Years and the Future of Autism

Holly Robinson Peete

Actress Holly Robinson Peete will appear on Autism Live this Friday, March 14, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. PDT, for a one-hour segment.

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CARD to Host Free Colorado Conference to Provide Treatment Solutions to Families Affected by Autism

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We are hosting a free, comprehensive, one-day “CARD Colorado Autism Conference” on treating individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The event will help parents and caregivers of children with ASD learn about effective intervention solutions, strategic methods to address challenging behaviors and techniques to acquire insurance funding for autism treatment. Speakers include world-renowned autism expert and CARD founder and CEO Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD., BCBA-D, CARD chief strategy officer Dennis Dixon, PhD, and CARD director of contracts Bryce Miler. The conference will take place on Saturday, March 29, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at The Summit Conference and Event Center in Aurora, Colo., located at 411 Sable Blvd. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided. Attendees must register by March 27, 2014, at conference.centerforautism.com.

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CARD Partners with AutismUp to Help Rochester Parents Gain Access to Autism Insurance Coverage

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The New York Insurance Funding for Autism Workshop, presented by CARD and hosted by AutismUp, will teach parents the most effective ways to access coverage.

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Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh Testifies For California Autism Insurance Mandate

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World-renowned autism expert Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh testifies today, representing California autism treatment providers at a California Senate informational hearing to articulate challenges and successes of the autism mandate.

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We’re Hosting A Free Thousand Oaks Workshop for Parents to Learn About Autism Insurance Coverage

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The workshop will educate parents on the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and the most effective ways to access coverage and treatment for autism.

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (Feb. 3, 2014) – Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) presents a free two-hour workshop, titled “California Insurance Funding for Autism,” to help parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) navigate their way through the insurance coverage process. Parents will learn what must be covered under California law and the most effective ways to access coverage. The workshop takes place on Saturday, March 1, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the CARD treatment center in Thousand Oaks, located at 325 E. Hillcrest Drive, Suite 140. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided. Attendees must register by Feb. 27, 2014 to d.plump@centerforautism.com.

California is one of the 27 states that, effective Jan. 1, 2014, now offers autism insurance coverage for applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy through its state exchange, the insurance marketplace created as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly referred to as Obamacare. In addition, the California autism insurance mandate (SB 946), implemented on July 1, 2012, requires most health plans to cover ABA therapy for individuals with ASD.

“Many families are struggling to access the treatment that is mandated by California law,” said Bryce Miler, CARD director of contracts. “With this seminar, we hope to empower parents with the knowledge necessary to gain coverage for their children.”

Attendees will learn what insurance companies will and will not cover, types of plans and rules regarding coverage, effective strategies to maximize benefits, how to understand the complexities of different insurance carriers, which plans must comply with SB 946 and ACA, and what to know during open enrollment.

ABA is the only scientifically validated treatment for ASD, and research shows it is most effective when delivered early and at a high level of intensity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in every 88 children in America is diagnosed with ASD, making it more prevalent than pediatric cancer, juvenile diabetes, and pediatrics AIDS combined.

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New Study Validates Skills® Assessment for Designing Customized Curricula to Help Children with Autism

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The study validates the online Skills® Assessment, offering clinicians a state-of-the-art means to individualize treatment plans and maximize skill acquisition for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

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Skills® Behavior Intervention Plan Builder Now Available As A Stand-Alone Web-Based Program

BIP Builder

The Skills® Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) Builder is available for the first time as a stand-alone program that is designed to treat the root cause of challenging behavior. The BIP Builder offers newly-enhanced features and is the ultimate tool for efficiently designing effective BIPs to decrease challenging behavior using the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA). The program utilizes evidence-based practices and emphasizes least-intrusive procedures.

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