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The A-Word, Part 57: Update On Preschool At Clinic

Jack

In this episode we see that Jack Riley has been in preschool for the last three days with Jessica as his shadow. And during clinic they discuss how school is going and work on some new skills. Jessica updates the team on how Jack Riley’s behaviors are in class, and how his teacher is handling him.

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New Autism Study Reveals Effectiveness of Web-Based Intervention Tool for Challenging Behaviors

A new autism study shows that use of the Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) Builder improves the quality of behavior intervention plans designed by clinicians treating children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study, conducted by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), is published in the December 2013 edition of the scientific journal Research [...]

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Continuing Education Autism Workshop

ARG

We invite all BCBAs and BCaBAs, ABA clinicians, students, and professors to join Autism Research Group for a continuing education (CE) workshop at The Westlake Village Inn on November 6th, 2013 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm as Jonathan Tarbox, PhD, BCBA-D, Marianne L. Jackson, PhD, BCBA-D, and Adel Najdowski, PhD, BCBA-D, speak on “Teaching Perspective Taking to Individuals with Autism: Intro to Relational Frame Theory, Research, and Practical Strategies.”

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Parent Support Group

Parent Support Group

For parents with children on the autism spectrum, we would like to invite you to join a support group in order to share your experiences, trials and triumphs with parents in a similar situation. This group will be designed to inform, as well as to allow an open forum and safe place for discussion, sharing stories, asking questions, seeking and sharing advice, and so on.

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Individual Counseling

One on One

As of this month (October) CARD is proud to announce that we now offer individual counseling for children and teens on the spectrum!

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October Crafts

October Smarty

If your child’s preschool is anything like ours, going back to school means an influx of art projects, some more abstract than others. (One week, I kid you not, it was green paper covered in three dimensional dried brown gloop –paint mixed with potting soil – but that is not what it looked like! One of the few masterpieces that went in the trash without any mom guilt.)

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Smarty – October Spooky Eye Portraits

October

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!

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Autism Research Group Offering FREE Parent Workshop

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Come join Autism Research Group for a FREE parent workshop at CARD’s Thousand Oaks center-based location on Thursday, September 26th at 6pm as Executive Director, Dr. Jonathan Tarbox, PhD, BCBA-D, shares practical tips and strategies for how to approach your child’s misbehavior in a positive and effective way.

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FDA Validates CARD Study Disputing the Effectiveness of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy on Individuals with Autism

HBOT

We salute the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for increasing consumer awareness of the ineffectiveness of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) as a treatment for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The FDA released a report on Aug. 22, 2013, stating that “HBOT has not been clinically proven to cure or be effective in the treatment of autism, cancer, or diabetes, nor has it been approved by FDA.”

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September Smarty 2013

September

We’ve been back in school for one week and I’m already dreading the morning crunch. My daughter has no problem waking up at 6am on weekends, but Monday morning rolls around and I am shaking her awake at 7:30. Things go downhill from there; she drags her feet with every morning activity, creating a ton of stress for everyone involved.

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