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Autism Society of America Publishes New Online Course

“Autism and the Environment 101” Offers Accessible Information to All Affected by Autism Bethesda, MD – The Autism Society of America is pleased to announce the release of its newest online course, “Autism and the Environment 101.” Sponsored by the John Merck Fund, this introductory level course was designed to give individuals with autism spectrum disorders, parents, other family members, physicians, educators, or anyone affected by autism a general overview of the links between environmental toxins and autism. “It is our hope that by developing balanced information and resources we can help people think through their options more effectively and…

A Parent Talks About RECOVERED

Excerpt from Parent’s blog: “The Best Documentary on Autism“ My mom came across a documentary called “Recovered: Journeys Through the Autism Spectrum and Back”. It is amazing! I have never seen anything explain autism, the need for early diagnosis and intense ABA IBI DT (Applied Behavioral Analysis, Intense Behavioral Intervention, Discrete Trial) therapy 30 plus hrs a week. Of course, Dr. Lovaas proved this a long time ago and there are many, many once autistic children who are now recovered adults among us unbeknownst to us because of this great man! But, for some reason the medical and public school…

Early Intensive Behavioral Treatment Case Study

Early Intensive Behavioral Treatmentfor a Toddler with Autism: Case Study of OutcomeBy:Mary Ann CassellL. Fernando GuerreroJonathan TarboxRachel S. F. TarboxDoreen GranpeeshehCenter for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) This case study describes the course and outcome of EIBI for a toddler diagnosed with autism who achieved optimal outcomes. The participant in this case received approximately three years of EIBI, addressing complex social skills (e.g., perspective taking, reciprocal social interactions, etc.), and incorporating naturalistic teaching procedures in combination with discrete trial training. At the conclusion of EIBI, he achieved scores in the normal range on assessments of IQ, language, and adaptive behavior.…

RECOVERED Takes Top Honors

Staten Island, New York – Recovered: Journeys Through the Autism Spectrum and Back wins Best Documentary in the 2008 Director’s Chair Island Arts Expo and Film Festival, in Staten Island, New York. RECOVERED is a film by one of the nation’s leading autism researchers and psychologists, Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, and seasoned videographer Michele Jaquis. The film tells the story of four children diagnosed with autism, who achieved success using treatments rooted in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). The documentary takes viewers inside of therapy sessions along with interviews of the children who are now teenagers, their parents, therapists, and Dr. Granpeesheh.…

Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh Speaks in Florida

AUTISM EXPERT PRESENTS WHY BEHAVORIAL AND BIOMEDIAL INTERVENTIONS ARE CRITICAL TO GROWTH AND RECOVERY AT NATIONAL AUTISM CONFERENCE Media Contact:Daphne Plump November 03, 2008Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc.19019 Ventura Blvd, Ste 300, Tarzana, CA(o) 818.345.2345 x 270 / (c) 661.478.6512 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida – Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA, Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD) will speak at the National Autism Conference (NAC) on Friday, November 14, 2008, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Weston, Florida. Her presentation begins at 3:00pm. Dr. Granpeesheh, one of the nation’s leading autism researchers and…