January Smarty

Start the year off right with this month’s fun Smarty video! January’s episode features an activity for children to practice their episodic memory skills. In doing so, they’ll get to make a fun time capsule. Just follow along the template below (also found on the Autism Live Facebook page) and you and your child will have a fun, simple time capsule to put memories in! Read More »

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Skills® Behavior Intervention Plan Builder Now Available As A Stand-Alone Web-Based Program

The innovative tool gives clinicians, educators, and behavior professionals the ability to efficiently develop effective behavior intervention plans (BIPs) for individuals who display challenging behavior.

The Skills® Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) Builder is available for the first time as a stand-alone program that is designed to treat the root cause of challenging behavior.  The BIP Builder offers newly-enhanced features and is the ultimate tool for efficiently designing effective BIPs to decrease challenging behavior using the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA). The program utilizes evidence-based practices and emphasizes least-intrusive procedures. Read More »

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The State of the State of Autism 2014: Fitting the Pieces Together

As the ball dropped and 2014 was officially rung in, my first thought was, “More Americans with Autism will have access to important, life- changing therapies than ever before!”  My second thought, after a heavy sigh, was, “It’s not enough.”  There is so much more work to be done.  Autism as a community of individuals, both those who are on the spectrum and those who love those on the spectrum, has struggled to find a clear voice.  Ironic?  Perhaps.  But the time to come together is now; the time to be clear, concise, and direct is NOW! Read More »

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Time Capsule Fun

Happy New Year!

Autism Live has just posted the newest Smarty – A Time Capsule!

Creating a time capsule is an ideal activity for developing episodic memory skills.  Episodic memory, as the name suggests, refers to an individual’s memory of specific episodes or events they have experienced.  It includes the ability to recall immediately experienced episodes, recently experienced episodes and episodes experienced in the past.  In addition to remembering the information and knowledge from past experiences, it is important for children to learn to relate and apply this information and knowledge to new experiences. Read More »

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What Is Most Important To You

Sometimes, in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s easy to lose sight of all the blessings in life. That’s why it’s important this time of year to sit back and think about the things that have positively impacted you, and more importantly, the people that make you, you. Read More »

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Changing The Autism Perception

The unfortunate reality with autism is that most people know very little about it, which leads to those on the autism spectrum feeling unfairly judged and misunderstood. Read More »

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CARD Mission POSSIBLE

At CARD, we believe in adding value through measurable results. Nothing motivates us more than witnessing the positive outcomes in the families and individuals we treat. Our mission is to help our clients lead happy, independent lives and to achieve their fullest potential. With scientifically proven treatment and state-of-the-art technology, we help our clients to make this mission a reality. Read More »

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The A-Word, Autism

Have you seen “The A-Word”? The A-word chronicles a family’s encounter with autism in the form of their son Jack, and their subsequent experience with ABA therapy from the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD). Follow Mike, Cheryl, and little Jack Riley, and experience the true meaning of autism, the A-Word.

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Does My Child Have Autism?

What are the first steps to take if you think your child has autism? For starters, you need to start with a proper assessment and get the correct diagnosis. Read More »

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