Eloping

In the last few months you’ve probably heard about the many eloping stories in the news. You might be wondering how, as a parent, you can take steps to prevent your child from wandering into danger. Read More »

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Big News In Mississippi

Great news from Mississippi! This week, legislators in the House of Representatives passed a bill to mandate insurance to cover autism by an unprecedented vote of 120 to 0! Read More »

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Camp Discovery Learning App For Children With Autism

Does your child enjoy using the iPad or tablet? Teach your child new skills with the Camp Discovery app. Developed by CARD, Camp Discovery houses a growing suite of educational games. Grounded on evidence-based teaching principles, Camp Discovery creates fun learning opportunities for children with autism, and offers many unique features including preference assessments, fun mini games, progress-tracking graphs, parent controls and more. Camp Discovery is an excellent educational tool for children ages two and up. Read More »

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We’re One Big Family

We’re almost halfway through February and CARD’s “Month of Love”!

Today we’d like to recognize Ethan, a child who was diagnosed with autism at age two and has been a member of the #CARDFamily since 2005. Since his diagnosis and treatment for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) , we’ve had the privilege of being a part of Ethan’s growth and development. Read More »

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Requesting And Reinforcement

Have you seen The A-Word, a web series following a family as their child undergoes CARD ABA therapy?

Meet Jack, a CARD ABA client who receives 25 hours a week. Over the last two years we’ve gotten to know and love Jack as another member of the #CARDFamily. In this episode, Jack Riley begins verbally requesting for things he wants. This is great! However, this also can prove difficult for his parents, as they are supposed to reinforce each request. Read More »

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February Smarty

It’s February-which means there is another Smarty craft out! This month’s Smarty is all about love, focusing on a child’s fine motor skills to create a heart for Valentine’s Day! Read More »

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Month Of Love

Join the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) as we celebrate February with a “Month of Love”. Read More »

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We’re Hosting A Free Thousand Oaks Workshop for Parents to Learn About Autism Insurance Coverage

California Insurance Funding for Autism Workshop

California Insurance Funding for Autism WorkshopCalifornia Insurance Funding for Autism WorkshopThe workshop will educate parents on the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and the most effective ways to access coverage and treatment for autism.

We’re presenting a free two-hour workshop, titled “California Insurance Funding for Autism,” to help parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) navigate their way through the insurance coverage process.  Parents will learn what must be covered under California law and the most effective ways to access coverage.  The workshop takes place on Saturday, March 1, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the CARD treatment center in Thousand Oaks, located at 325 E. Hillcrest Drive, Suite 140.  Refreshments and light snacks will be provided.  Attendees must register by Feb. 27, 2014 to d.plump@centerforautism.com. Read More »

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Ask Dr. Doreen January 29th

Check out the latest segment of Ask Dr. Doreen on Autism Live, featuring CARD founder Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, answering YOUR questions about autism! Here are the topics Dr. Doreen tackles this week with Autism Live host Shannon Penrod. Read More »

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New Study Validates Skills® Assessment for Designing Customized Curricula to Help Children with Autism

The study validates the online Skills® Assessment, offering clinicians a state-of-the-art means to individualize treatment plans and maximize skill acquisition for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

In a new study published in the journal Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders on Jan. 9, 2014, researchers at Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) find value in the comprehensive Skills® Assessment, which helps clinicians develop individualized treatment plans for children with autism.  Accurate assessment is vital to curriculum planning and skill acquisition for children with autism as it establishes a foundation from which treatment will be implemented.  A comprehensive assessment allows clinicians to gain a thorough understanding of how a child functions across all areas and helps the clinician design the most customized treatment program based on the child’s needs, thus maximizing results. The results of the study found that the Skills® Assessment has excellent concurrent validity between parent report and direct observation, allowing treatment to be more individualized, targeted and efficient. Read More »

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