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Autism Glossary – What it All Means

AABA: Applied Behavior Analysis ABC: Autism Behavior Checklist – a diagnostic tool ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADI: Autism Diagnostic Interview – a diagnostic tool developed in London by the Medical Research Council ADOS: Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale AIT: Auditory Integration Training AS: Asperger’s Syndrome ASA: Autism Society of America ASD: Autism Spectrum Disorders ASL: American Sign Language CCARS: Childhood Autism Rating Scale CBCL: Achenbach Childhood Behavior Checklist – a diagnostic tool CHAT: Checklist for Autism in Toddlers – a diagnostic tool DDAN Doctor: a physician who uses the DAN protocol…

Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh Appears on California PBS Talk Show this Week

Orange, CA – Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA, Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD) will once again be featured on the KOCE – PBS (California) award-winning talk show, Dialogue with Doti and Dodge. The show, hosted by Jim Doti and Kristina Dodge airs tonight, December 09, at 11:30pm, and again this Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 11:00am. You can also watch the show anytime, by clicking here. The show includes a discussion about causes, treatments and most importantly the issue of recovery which has been a controversial topic. Some believe it is not…

CARD SKILLS ©

Shaping Knowledge Through Individualized Life Learning Systems, also known as CARD SKILLS ©, is a one-of-a-kind comprehensive three part system designed to give anyone who will be a behavioral educator of children with autism (including parents, teachers, behavior analysts, and other professionals) access to: (a) training in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and how it is used to teach skills to children with autism, (b) an assessment (SKILLS Index) to identify the child’s mastered and unmastered skills, and (c) a set of curricula that can be utilized to design an individualized ABA-based program based on the needs of the child identified…

Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh on Dialogue with Doti and Dodge

Dialogue with Doti and Dodge is a PBS talk show, based in Orange, California. This show you are about to watch features Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, one of the nation’s leading autism researchers and psychologists and Nancy Alspaugh, executive director of Autism Care and Treatment. Watch the show now!

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…