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.
Despite the collective efforts of the autism community, Governor Brown’s trailer bill has passed, which means that a new law will take effect on July 1, 2013, limiting regional center funding of co-pays and co-insurance and eliminating regional center funding of deductibles.
California’s autism community suffered major setbacks last week in its efforts to gain access to autism treatment for all Californians. In a last-minute change, Governor Brown and the Legislature struck a budget deal for Medi-Cal funding which fell short of a previous attempt by Assemblymember John Perez (D-Los Angeles) and Senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) that would have given Medi-Cal beneficiaries the same benefits as the essential health benefits in California’s health exchange. As a result, Medi-Cal enrollees will not have coverage for autism treatment services, better known as applied behavior analysis (ABA). While some Medi-Cal enrollees will have access to ABA through California’s regional centers, many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) do not meet the regional centers’ more stringent criteria.
Stephanie’s Day this year was full of smiles and hugs as family’s from all over the southern California area gathered at the CBS lot in Studio City, CA to show support and acceptance for autism. This year CARD had a table at the event and what a great turnout!!
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.
The San Jose office for the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD, Inc.) was proud to participate again this year in the Bay Area Walk Now event sponsored by Autism Speaks, a non-profit organization supporting families affected with Autism. This marked the 11th year that this walk has taken place in the city of San Jose, CA at History Park at Kelly Park.
The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) is proud to present our BRAND NEW Assessment Center located in Woodland Hills, CA! At CARD we specialize in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA Therapy) to treat children with Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as other related disorders.
Earlier this month, the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) was released. This has been highly anticipated by the autism community because the diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder has been changed. Many autism community members – especially those whose children are diagnosed with Asperger syndrome – have expressed concerns about whether their children could lose their diagnosis and, consequently, lose access to treatment.
We are proud to announce the opening of our new Woodland Hills Assessment Center. The center will provide assessments and consultations for children, adolescents, and young adults with a variety of disorders. The Open House will be held on Wednesday, May 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 6330 Variel Ave., Suite 102 in Woodland Hills. It will provide families and professionals with an opportunity to meet one-on-one with the assessment team and tour the facility.