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

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


Big News In Mississippi

Great news coming out of Mississippi! This week legislators in the House of Representatives passed a bill to mandate insurance to cover autism by an unprecedented vote of 120-0!

Month Of Love

Join the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) as we celebrate February with our “Month of Love” campaign featuring the hashtag #CARDLoves.

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

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

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.

Believe In Miracles?

Through it all, this remarkable family has shown gratitude and humility that has touched everyone who has met them and shown us that helping others in need can bring joy and comfort to us all, “You cannot know heaven until you have experienced hell” Michael said to me one day. They believe a miracle has happened in the lives of their nephew and daughter, due to the generosity of others. One look at the happy face of a little boy named Criscent shows that miracles can come true.


Web Show Plays “Santa” This Holiday Season to Families Affected By Autism

Autism Live announces the start of its “Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza” contest where families with children who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can win gift certificates, toys, and free subscriptions to online autism-related programs. Now through Dec. 20, parents can enter for a chance to win by tuning into Autism Live and emailing the secret code revealed during the 2-hour, daily web show.