Through it all, this remarkable family has shown gratitude and humility that has touched everyone who has met them and shown us that helping others in need can bring joy and comfort to us all, “You cannot know heaven until you have experienced hell” Michael said to me one day. They believe a miracle has happened in the lives of their nephew and daughter, due to the generosity of others. One look at the happy face of a little boy named Criscent shows that miracles can come true.
Start the year off right with this month’s fun Smary video! This month (January) 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!
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.
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!
The A-word chronicles a family’s experience with autism and progress motivated by 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec. 3.
How is the Affordable Care Act affecting your family? CitiCABLE 3 sits down with a CARD family to discuss how the Affordable Care Act is opening doors for families seeking autism treatment. For more information about autism services, visit http://centerforautism.com.
We’re launching the nation’s first-of-its-kind comprehensive treatment program for adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The CARD Adult Services program uses intensive, scientifically-proven applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy to place adults with ASD on the fast track to being functional in their daily lives, integrated into the community, and living their lives to their fullest potential.
In partnership with CARD, the Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT) is offering an option for autism professionals to get continuing education units (CE’s) . On November 11th IBT is hosting a live webinar for BCBA’s and BCABA’s entitled “Monsters on Board – Maximizing Practitioner Effectiveness with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)”. The webinar will last 2 and a half hours and will offer 3 credits with a cost of just $75!