On October 25th, CARD’s Fairport office got a spooky makeover… The Ghouls and Gobblins came over to our office for our Halloween party around 6, and trick or treated their way around the office! The office was spooked out with pumpkins, witches, ghosts, and even the occasion black cat (don’t worry, the mice were hiding!).
When the children all came in, they met a NFL referee, a penguin, and even Mini Mouse! Of course, our kiddo’s had the best costumes ever- including a tiger, the entire family from The Incredibles, and even a polar bear!
CARD Chicago is so excited to be hosting an open house for new clients this November! For the first time in nearly 5 years, the Chicago office no longer has a waitlist. Our office has been growing, and we’ve finally reached a capacity of qualified clinicians to help more families affected by autism!
I am fairly new to the Autism Community. Before working for CARD, the only experience I had with autism was J-Mac, my high school classmate who was diagnosed with autism and was our high schools’ basketball manager. Our senior year he stepped in and single handily scored 20 points in four minutes during our senior game. Other than that, I was clueless. Cut to July 2012, and all of a sudden I was the new Operations Manager for the Center for Autism and Related Disorders. It took a while to wrap my head around what we really do and I didn’t really didn’t see the community aspect of autism until this past weekend. Our office contributed to the Autism Speaks: Rochester Walk for Autism.
The conference will be from October 12th to October 14th and will be featuring such distinguished speakers as CARD’s own founder Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh Ph.D, Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook, UCLA’s Peer Program’s Mina Park Ph.D, and many more! Don’t miss out on this chance to hear from those pioneering change and development for those with autism.
CARD’s marketing team showed up in full-force to volunteer at the 6th Annual ACT Today Golf Tournament. Sponsors, like CARD, and participators contributed almost $85,000 to benefit military children with autism. The tournament was held on August 27, 2012 at the North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, California.
CARD announces Minnesota Autism Center (MAC) will begin using Skills™, CARD’s online autism solution, beginning August 1, 2012. The MAC center has approximately 250 children and youth affected by ASD that will benefit from the Skills program!
CARD is hosting a series of seminars, “California Insurance Funding for Autism Treatment,” to educate families and other caregivers about the California Autism Insurance Mandate (SB 946). As of July 1, the law requires most insurance providers to cover behavioral health treatment, including applied behavior analysis, for individuals on the autism spectrum. The free, two-hour seminars will be held from July 28 to August 25, 2012 at CARD centers in Fresno, the East Bay, Garden Grove, Sacramento, San Diego, and Tarzana.
When we arrived in Plymouth, the work on our new office space had only recently been finished. Some walls had been removed, others had been added, and everything was painted. Other than that, it was a blank canvas.
The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) is hosting an open house for its new CARD Massachusetts office opening up on Saturday, June 30, 2012 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, at 118 Long Pond Road, Ste. 205 in Plymouth!