From Autism Treatment

Reaching Across the Aisle

Opportunities like Thea’s give behavior analysts a chance to increase the understanding of ABA to those outside the field. If we continue to interact and collaborate with as well as learn from and educate professionals in the educational and medical fields we have a very exciting future. The benefit for practitioners is huge, but the benefit to our clients and students is incalculable.

Bringing Skills® Abroad

We had the opportunity to talk to her about Skills®. She was excited about the possibility of getting families in South Africa access to Skills®. She expressed the need for more help in South Africa due to the extreme poverty and lack of understanding there. We chatted for hours about how things are changing in South Africa and the hope the people have for more resources.

CARD IS HIRING!

We’re hiring Board Certified Behavioral Analysts (BCBA’s)! Are you a BCBA that is looking for employment? Do you know any BCBA’s that are looking for employment?

LAUSD Selects CARD to Provide Behavioral Health Training To 6,000+ Staff

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the second largest school district in the nation, has selected the Center for Autism and Related Disorders’ CARD eLearning™ program to provide the district with intense training in evidence-based principles of behavioral health treatment for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Over 6,000 LAUSD teachers and support staff will participate in the training.

Q&A: Feeding Disorders

What are the typical signs and characteristics of feeding disorders in children?

Feeding disorders are classified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV-TR) officially as Feeding Disorder of Infancy or Early Childhood. Official diagnosis requires:

Feeding disturbance as manifested by persistent failure to eat adequately with significant failure to gain weight or significant loss of weight over at least one month.
The disturbance is not due to an associated gastrointestinal or other general medical condition (e.g., esophageal reflux).
The disturbance is not better accounted for by another mental disorder (e.g., rumination disorder) or by lack of available food.
The onset is before the age of 6 years.