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Parent to parent: How do you know if your child has autism? What are the first steps to take? You need to start with a proper assessment & get a diagnosis.

Smarty Art – December Monogram Crayon Art

It’s the season of giving and sometimes it’s hard to find that perfect gift for your child’s teacher. To help, this month we’ve thought of the perfect craft project for that great teacher in your child’s life! The best part is that the craft simple enough that every child can make it and the craft is sharp enough that it will look great in any teacher’s classroom.

Giveaway

Web Show Plays “Santa” This Holiday Season to Families Affected By Autism

Autism Live announces the start of its “Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza” contest where families with children who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can win gift certificates, toys, and free subscriptions to online autism-related programs. Now through Dec. 20, parents can enter for a chance to win by tuning into Autism Live and emailing the secret code revealed during the 2-hour, daily web show.

Autism Live Sitting Down With Temple Grandin

Watch this one-of-a-kind video series where Autism Live host Shannon Penrod sits down with the world-renown Temple Grandin for a candid one on one interview about autism. In this first video, Temple addresses the necessity of early intervention with ABA Therapy for children on the spectrum.

New Autism Grant Program From Act Today

ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!), a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide care and treatment to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), has announced it will commit up to $100,000 in funding to underserved families in the Coachella Valley who are impacted by autism as part of the ACT Today!

Insurance Issues In California

On November 18th the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) sent “cease and desist” orders to three insurers that denied coverage for speech and occupational therapy services without determining whether such care was medically necessary, the Sacramento Business Journal reports.

IBT’s Top Ten Autism Holiday Tips

The Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT) this week released ten of its top tips to minimize challenges for families of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) during the holiday season.

CARD Founder Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh To Speak In Florida

Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh will be hosting a two-hour seminar entitled, “Creating a Comprehensive and Individualized Treatment Program for a Child with Autism,” on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Edison State College in Ft. Myers. This event is specifically designed for parents, practitioners, educators, and caregivers. Attendees will learn about effective, individualized treatment programs that teach necessary skills and maximize skill acquisition, specifically for children with ASD. If you would like to attend the event and hear Dr. Doreen speak, please RSVP to d.plump@centerforautism.com by Dec. 3.

CARD Founder Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh Bringing Treatment Solutions to Florida Families

Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA-D, world- renowned autism expert, clinical psychologist, and the founder and CEO of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), Inc., will host a two-hour seminar, “Creating a Comprehensive and Individualized Treatment Program for a Child with Autism,” on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Edison State College in Ft. Myers. Attendees will learn about effective, individualized treatment programs that teach necessary skills and maximize skill acquisition, specifically for children with ASD. The event is designed for parents, practitioners, educators, and caregivers. Attendees must RSVP to d.plump@centerforautism.com by Dec. 3.