Tagged Autism


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.

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 Launches Unique Program to Give Adults with Autism Greater Quality of Life

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.



We just started our Thankful List – something we do every November. This year we are putting feathers into a pinecone turkey with the things we are thankful for written on each feather. My 4 year-old’s first feather says, “I’m thankful for our thankful turkey,” and my 2 year old’s says, “I Superman!”

November 14th Continuing Education Seminar

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!

November 2013 Smarty

November’s Smarty is a Scavenger Hunt – a perfect rainy day activity! Scavenger hunts directly target picture-object matching, and visual and spatial memory skills. Because a scavenger hunt can be adapted with endless variations it can be used to target a myriad of skills and is an appropriate activity for preschool to adulthood.