CARD is proud to announce that the app that we have been developing called Camp Discovery: Objects is now available on iTunes for iPads and on Google play for Android devices!
How many Autism Moms does it take to change the world? Just one. Holly Robinson Peete is the perfect example. When her son was diagnosed with Autism her world changed so she changed the world. She helped her son, researched, asked the hard questions, held on to her family and then reached out to help others. Holly’s journey is one of empowerment, whether helping families to get access to services through the HollyRod Foundation or helping her other children to process their feelings about having a sibling on the spectrum or eloquently telling rappers to use their words wisely, Holly is the epitome of a strong Autism mom.
Finally! Now families will be able to afford therapy for their children much better! It’s about time!
On Monday, June 18th, 2012 CARD founder Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh gave the commencement speech to all the students graduating from University of California, Riverside. What an honor! Go Graduates!
To start off the holiday season properly, the CARD San Juan Capistrano office hosted its annual Thanksgiving potluck with a special guest of honor, Sgt. Garrett Decker of the United States Marines. We filled ourselves with tasty treats and enjoyed each other’s company as we bonded over the many joys of working with a client base that is so special to all our hearts. Before we bid farewell, we gathered around, marine by our side, to take one of many pictures depicting our 2011 Toys for Tots journey.
The Los Angeles Times is doing a four-part series on autism called “Discovering Autism”. The first part of the series can be found here: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/autism/la-me-autism-day-one-html,0,1218038.htmlstory
As part of the series, they have a video section titled “Living with Autism”, which features people who are on the autism spectrum.
Among them is Justin Marroquin, a former client of CARD who is featured in the story. Justin recovered from autism in 2008.
The benefit of using toys and robots to help teach social skills is that the toy can be programmed to respond consistently. Consistent responses help children to learn the correct behaviors more quickly. The soft, tactile nature of Auti could be appealing to some children with autism and encourage them to interact with Auti. Another good point about Auti is that it responds to touch as well as speech, so children without speech could still interact with Auti and potentially learn.
Send your thanks to Governor Brown:
1. Send a quick email to Governor Brown expressing your gratitude for enacting autism insurance reform. We get you started with the email here:
2. Send thanks to Governor Brown on his Facebook page here and encourage your friends to do so as well.
On MondaySeptember 26, the Senate unanimously passed the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act (CARA). This bill, if enacted, will renew the 2006 Combating Autism Act for the next three years, securing federal funding in the amount of $693 million for autism research and treatment.