This week, Jack Riley’s supervisor, Diana, visits to check on his progress. Jessica and Diana discuss how going to the bathroom has been an issue with Jack Riley. They problem-solve to see what they can do to change his behavior.
Books are a wonderful way to introduce the new concepts and vocabulary related to holidays. Here are some Halloween books that can be integrated into your child’s ABA program.
The first thing I’ll say is that it takes more than just a degree to be a CARD therapist. The qualities required of a successful clinician involve more than what can be summed up under education and experience on a resume.
CARD Chicago is so excited to be hosting an open house for new clients this November! For the first time in nearly 5 years, the Chicago office no longer has a waitlist. Our office has been growing, and we’ve finally reached a capacity of qualified clinicians to help more families affected by autism!
So I don’t have patience. Bless you if you do. I do, however, have understanding. I understand my role with my clients and with CARD. I see my purpose and understand the behavior intervention plans and programs I am implementing. I understand the functions of my clients’ behaviors, be it appropriate or problematic. I openly accept the fact that patience is not a quality I posses with confidence knowing that I am an understanding person. I believe the beauty of my shortcoming lies in the following statement: Patience can so easily run out. Understanding, on the other hand, never will.
CARD announces Minnesota Autism Center (MAC) will begin using Skills™, CARD’s online autism solution, beginning August 1, 2012. The MAC center has approximately 250 children and youth affected by ASD that will benefit from the Skills program!
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.
Another child is about to be added to Jack Riley’s family. Little sister is going to be born today, and with that, a lot of changes will occur that everyone will need to adjust to.
When I came to work at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) in August of 2005, I was given a number of “projects” to work on, one of which was the CARD Curriculum (as it was called at the time). The CARD Curriculum had been in development for many years before I came along but was nowhere near done. At first the project wasn’t my main priority, as I had other projects, until one day that all changed.
That’s how I start each morning since Skills Live started airing back in September. As Technical Director for the show, I have a unique perspective on the quality programming we are providing to the world. As technology advances, the ability to provide new and original programming on the web has empowered people to share their knowledge with a previously unreachable audience. (It’s not just cat videos, I swear!) Here at Skills Live we get the chance to help those families in need of support and guidance at a time when their world might feel as though it’s gotten a little smaller. With the help of the BCBAs at CARD and an array of experts in the field of autism from all over the world, we are here to provide the information you want and need to know. Meant to be a communication between the show and our audience, we’re driven by the needs of our viewers.