The Autism Society of California is pleased to release our 2014 California Autism Survey. While a number of areas are explored in the survey, the two major areas of focus are autism insurance and employment. The survey will be open through Wednesday, February 5, 2014 for input by parents, guardians and individuals with autism.
This is the story of Maddy and her amazing story of progress through autism with the help of her dedicated and loving parents and Skills®, an online autism treatment program. Maddy wasn’t fortunate enough to live anywhere near a CARD treatment center, so her family enlisted the help of Skills – an online program for the treatment of autism. Skills allowed Maddy to benefit from access to a world-class web-based system for designing and managing a professional-quality autism treatment plan with the added benefit of live support via webchat or the Skills online support center. Watch this video, and see for yourself firsthand how Skills made a difference in Maddy’s life.
CARD is proud to announce the official opening of our CARD Massachusetts treatment center, located at 118 Long Pond Road, Suite 205, in Plymouth, Massachusetts! CARD Massachusetts provides a variety of services based on the scientifically proven, applied-behavior-analysis (ABA) approach. Services include center-based treatment, home therapy and supervision, parent training, and school shadowing. The grand opening will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2012 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The community is invited to meet the staff, tour the facility and review the state-of-the-art CARD curriculum. Refreshments and kid-friendly activities will be provided.
In this episode, Mike discusses his concerns over Jack Riley’s recent tantrums and general non-compliance during outings. Mike shares with Jessica his hopes and concerns about his son’s future and how autism may shape that.
For more information about ABA Therapy go to http://centerforautism.com
After three months of ABA therapy with Jack Riley I sit down with his parents, Cheryl and Mike, to discuss how therapy has impacted their lives and their perception of autism.
Among my peers, I am a celebrated optimist. Wherever there is a negative opinion, I am there to turn it into a positive. So it was only natural after reading a somewhat depressing blog (http://behaviorjunkie.wordpress.com/2010/12/17/) by ‘Behavior Junkie’, that I would need to reply to it with a positive twist. The blog discusses the path that behavioral analysis is heading, and discusses the faults that he has witnessed in analysts. I am in no way criticizing this view, because it may be very valid from his perspective, instead I am giving my opinion based on my experiences.