Category Archives: Autism Treatment

Autism Care and Treatment to Host Orange County Love, Hope and Healing, A Mother’s Day Luncheon

Parents and supporters of children with autism are invited to attend the Love, Hope and Healing, A Mother’s Day Luncheon held at The Resort at Pelican Hill on May 4th, in Newport Coast, hosted by Autism Care and Treatment (ACT Today!). “The gift of hope is the best gift a mother can receive. If you [...]

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NIH to Spend $60 Million in Stimulus Funds on Autism Research

By Emily P. Walker, Washington Correspondent, MedPage Today WASHINGTON, March 25 — The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced it will devote $60 million of its $10 billion in economic stimulus money to fund research on autism. It’s the largest chunk of research dollars ever devoted to the disorder and will be split into four [...]

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CARD CE – Online Continuing Education Courses

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Teen’s Family Transformed After Autism Intervention

Part IIBy Linda Saether CNN Until recently, the Bilson household was under siege. Thirteen-year-old daughter Marissa, who has autism, ruled the roost, screaming shrilly until she got her way and enjoying special privileges that didn’t extend to her siblings, Brittany, 15, and Brendan, 6. The family couldn’t go out in public because of Marissa’s tantrums, [...]

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Autism 911: Help for a family in chaos

By Linda Saether, CNN Medical Producer CARD Note: You can follow the Bilsons’ progress on CNN American Morning 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. through February 4. Seal Beach, CALIFORNIA (CNN) — The Bilson family is like many other families: three kids, a cat, and a small, lovely home with lots of family photos and carved [...]

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Pill Swallowing and IV Workshop – Feb 4th – Austin, Texas

Melissa Olive, Ph.D., BCBA, Treatment Evaluation Manager at the Center for Austim and Related Disorders (CARD), will talk about teaching our kids to swallow pills and tolerate IV procedures. Old Quarry Library 7:00pm 7051 Village Center Dr Austin, TX 78731 This workshop is *free* and open to the public. No reservation is necessary, but please [...]

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Autism Spectrum Disorder May Be More Prevalent Among Children Born Very Prematurely

Science Daily (Jan. 30, 2009) Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC), in collaboration with other medical centers, have found that children born more than three months premature, are at three times the risk for screening positive on the modified checklist for autism in toddlers (M-CHAT). Children who screen [...]

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Autism Screening Tops the President’s Medical To-Do List

By Nancy Shute, US News and World Report launched at 12:01 pm Wednesday, even before the new president had taken his oath of office on the Capitol’s West Front. Autism is the only disorder or disease mentioned explicitly in Obama’s 24-point agenda. Heart disease and cancer don’t get the call. Neither does diabetes, or [...]

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CARD Reveals Outcome of First Arizona Early, Intensive Behavioral Therapy Study

In 2006 the Arizona state Legislature and Governor Janet Napolitano approved $3.6 million funding for a two-year comprehensive outcome study to evaluate the effectiveness of early, intensive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as a treatment for autism. The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD) was selected to administer the treatment and spearhead the study [...]

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Testosterone Levels Linked To Autistic Traits

Exposure to high levels of testosterone in the womb is related to the development of autistic traits. This is the conclusion of groundbreaking research published in the British Journal of Psychology on 12th January 2009, which found that levels of testosterone in amniotic fluid were linked to children’s autistic traits up to ten years later. [...]

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