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!
Best-selling author, motivational speaker, and media personality Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson launches a new Autism Live segment called “EmPOWERing Autism Parents” this Wednesday, October 16, 2013. The segment will air during the 10:00 a.m. (PDT) hour on www.autism-live.com. “EmPOWERing Autism Parents” provides motivation for parents of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and inspiring tips on how to address the challenges. Viewers can also watch “Empowering Autism Parents” on its YouTube channel.
It’s October and while the ghosts and ghouls are out to play, we wanted to work on labeling emotions and socio-dramatic play with our kids by making spooky eye portraits. Using ping pong balls you get the illusion the pictures eyes are following you! Creeeepy! And, using props and costumes to take the photos is a great learning opportunity for our kids to act out different emotions and expressions. Enjoy!
In this episode, Jack Riley is working on having a calm body instead of a silly body.
We are proud to announce the opening of our new Woodland Hills Assessment Center. The center will provide assessments and consultations for children, adolescents, and young adults with a variety of disorders. The Open House will be held on Wednesday, May 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 6330 Variel Ave., Suite 102 in Woodland Hills. It will provide families and professionals with an opportunity to meet one-on-one with the assessment team and tour the facility.
This is the story of Ethan and his journey through autism with the help of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD).
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.
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.
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.
In this week’s episode, we learn that outings have become an issue for Cheryl and Mike as Jack Riley has been attempting to bite his therapists and his mother out of aggression. Jessica takes Jack Riley on a walk outside with the family to determine the antecedent (what happens before the behavior of biting) , and the consequence (what happens after the behavior). Once this is determined, it will allow her to modify Jack Riley’s behavior.