Tagged Autism Spectrum

CARD Donates Funds from Art Auction to National Non-Profit Autism Organization

The CARD Virginia office raised nearly $4,000 in donations for ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!), a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise awareness and provide treatment services and support to families to help their children with autism achieve their full potential. CARD Virginia raised the funds through the sale of artwork and crafts at the Art Auction for Autism fundraiser, held on April 30, 2011.


On the Exhibit floor, the Skills team consisting of Robert Pontello (Chief Technology Officer), Joe Mohs (Account Associate), Daphne Plump (PR & Events Manager) and Merrick Williams (Account Manager) spoke with hundreds of educators and administrators on how Skills, the new web-based autism program can be an effective tool to assess, treat and track a child’s progress in the classroom. Merrick gave multiple “in-booth” presentations to small groups of 15 every other hour.

Wandering and Elopement

This survey will help researchers document and understand elopement behaviors and will hopefully lead to the creation and implementation of effective state and federal policies that will provide public awareness, help, and support to parents and caretakers.

Cultural Differences in Endorsed Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders

In a recent study, Dr. Johnny Matson and colleagues identified cultural differences in endorsed symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). While it has been reported that diagnostic criteria and behavioral manifestation of ASD is virtually the same worldwide, cultural differences may impact how ASD symptoms are interpreted around the world. For this reason, Dr. Matson and colleagues set out to investigate cultural differences in reported ASD symptoms across four countries including Israel, South Korea, the United Kingdom (UK), and the United States (US).

The A-Word Part 2: Pushing Forward

The image of me at 25 weeks pregnant –so happily showing off my swollen belly leaves me asking if Jack riley was already affected then. I wonder, while looking at a picture of him just days home from the hospital if he was already on this path or if we’ve done something to him or not protected him in some way from the monster that would ultimately take over.

PLEASE HELP! Arizona To Repeal Autism Insurance Therapy Coverage

Dear Friends, I need your help today with an urgent matter. As you may know, a few years ago, the State of Arizona passed a Bill that approved Insurance coverage for the behavioral treatment of Autism. This bill was one of the first passed and it has already changed the lives of numerous families and children. Today, the Arizona House of Reps repealed the Bill. Of course this came as a great shock to our families and we are very concerned that it will also produce a precedent for other States who have or are in the process of passing similar insurance bills.

Skills: A New Online Program Developed For Schools

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders has developed a new online treatment program to be used by teachers, administrators, parents and educators for children with autism. To find out more and how you can get this product for free at a school near you click here.

The A-Word : What, Not Who

In response, the Center for Autism and Related Disorders has decided to film the daily life of first-time parents whose son was diagnosed with autism. Each week we will share their experiences as they deal with insurance companies, treatment, family, expenses, and work while raising a son with autism. We hope to shed light on the world of autism for others to see, providing a resource of information for families across the globe to relate to and use.