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CARD Offering 8-Hour Supervisor Training Workshop

Training

This workshop will be an interactive and in-depth review of the BACB’s current standards for supervision. Professionals who supervise individuals pursuing BCBA or BCaBA credentialing must complete 8 hours of specialized training regarding the provision of effective supervision by December 31, 2014. This workshop meets that requirement and provides 9.5 CE credits.

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Autism Awareness Never Looked So Good

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Paper Clouds Apparel is very excited to announce that from January 7th until January 21st we’ll be teaming up with the Center for Autism & Related Disorders (CARD) on a brand new line of bamboo shirts, prints, and greeting cards. All of the artwork being used on CARD’s merchandise was created by individuals with special needs from within CARD’s organization. Fifty percent of everything raised during CARD’s two-week block (Jan 7th – Jan 21st) will be donated directly to CARD.

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Weighing In On The Connecticut Tragedy

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Following the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, there has been much talk on the Internet and social media about possible connections between autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and planned violence. In particular, many have discussed the unconfirmed rumor that the individual who perpetrated the tragedy may have been diagnosed with Asperger’s disorder. We feel it is important [...]

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The A-Word Autism, Part 46: Dealing With Problem Behaviors While Going Potty

Riley

This week, Jack Riley’s supervisor, Diana, visits to check on his progress. Jessica and Diana discuss how going to the bathroom has been an issue with Jack Riley. They problem-solve to see what they can do to change his behavior.

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As A Mom I Fall On The Anxious Side Of The Worrying Spectrum

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I’ve added a family emergency plan and disaster supply kit to my To Do List. Every family has unique circumstances that must be considered in emergency planning. In my family it means stockpiling medication and formula for my son’s medical needs. Having a child with ASD will also mean some additional and specific planning.

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The Growing Need For Autism Therapy

It’s no secret that the rate of children with autism has been steadily growing over the last two decades. Just a few years ago it was 1 in 110, now it’s 1 in 88 children are on the autism spectrum (with 1 in 54 males having autism).

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Paper Clouds Apparel

Paper Clouds

I came up with the idea for Paper Clouds Apparel while visiting my mother in Northern California. My mother was a bus driver for special needs children and she had a little girl on her route who would draw the whole ride to school. Often she would give these drawings to my mother. I happened to be home visiting and saw one of her drawings hanging on my mothers fridge. I was fascinated by it ! I spent the whole night looking at it. I woke up the next morning with the idea of putting that art on a shirt and using money from the sales of our shirts to help give special needs schools the funding they need to be able to get all the tools they need to help these amazing individuals.

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Open House At CARD Virginia School

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The CARD Virginia School is a year-round private day school for students with autism spectrum disorders. Students get ABA therapy throughout the day along with following a school curriculum. The CARD Virginia School is located in Alexandria, Virginia at 5400 Shawnee Road Suite 208.

For more information about the school go here: http://virginia.centerforautism.com/

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The A-Word, Autism Part 34: Compliance & Potty Training

Riley

Cheryl is finally home with Jack Riley’s baby sister, Lainey. Jack Riley is having a hard time adjusting to the recent changes at home, like sharing his parents’ attention with his new sister. Due to these changes, Jack Riley’s  challenging .rax_tsmdwc_main { float:right; background: ; border: ; padding: 10px; margin:0px 10px 10px 10px; margin-right:0px; } .rax_tsmswc_inner [...]

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Meet The New Managers Of The CARD Massachusetts Office

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Stephanie and I met when we were twelve, in junior high and went to high school together as well. We were friends in high school but went to college in different states and didn’t really have any contact until after we graduated. A year or so after we graduated, we ran in to each other back in our hometown and started talking again. It didn’t take long to realize how much we had in common and for us to decide we should be together. We now have a 5-year-old son, named Jackson, who is an incredible kid. He’s smart, creative, empathetic, and funny. Of course he has his moments, but people always comment on how well behaved he is and how well he listens. We credit a good amount of this to our ABA background, the rest is just his personality.

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