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Back to School

School

“Back to School” is a lot of “new” for a child who finds comfort in daily routines and relies on the fulfillment of specific expectations. “Back to School” can also mean a lot of stress for the parents of that child.
…and now I’m going to add one more thing to your To Do List.

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Parents of Children with Special Needs Conference

Conference

We invite all parents to attend this FREE, conference. Attendees will see presentations like, “The Journey of Being a Parent of a Child with Autism,” “Understanding NY Autism Insurance Reform,” “Understanding Your Rights as a Parent of Child with Autism” and “Functional Communication Training and Behavior Management.” Attendees will receive free “Back to School” backpacks for their child.

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Lost & Found

Peter

Just a few years ago Peter was participating in a new study headed up by what is now the founders of the Autism Research Group (ARG), a non-profit autism research organization.

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CARD Addresses Autism Epidemic by Opening State-of-the-Art Treatment Center in San Marcos

San Marcos

SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 31, 2013 Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), one of the world’s largest and most effective autism treatment providers offering evidence-based, state-of-the-art therapy, will host the grand opening of its San Marcos treatment center on Saturday, August 17, 2013, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m., at 334 Via Vera Cruz. The community is invited to meet the staff, tour the facility, and review the cutting-edge CARD curriculum. The afternoon will include a reception, presentations, live entertainment, and child-friendly activities. Refreshments and childcare will be provided. Attendees must RSVP to D.Plump@centerforautism.com.

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CARD Offering 8-Hour Supervisor Training Workshop

Training

This workshop will be an interactive and in-depth review of the BACB’s current standards for supervision. Professionals who supervise individuals pursuing BCBA or BCaBA credentialing must complete 8 hours of specialized training regarding the provision of effective supervision by December 31, 2014. This workshop meets that requirement and provides 9.5 CE credits.

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Challenging Week for California’s Autism Community

Brown

California’s autism community suffered major setbacks last week in its efforts to gain access to autism treatment for all Californians. In a last-minute change, Governor Brown and the Legislature struck a budget deal for Medi-Cal funding which fell short of a previous attempt by Assemblymember John Perez (D-Los Angeles) and Senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) that would have given Medi-Cal beneficiaries the same benefits as the essential health benefits in California’s health exchange. As a result, Medi-Cal enrollees will not have coverage for autism treatment services, better known as applied behavior analysis (ABA). While some Medi-Cal enrollees will have access to ABA through California’s regional centers, many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) do not meet the regional centers’ more stringent criteria.

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June Smarty

June

Summer Time! Preschool ended today and summer is stretching out before us. What did I do all day with my kids before preschool?! My first summer priority is lowering my standards and remembering that my daughter does not need me to turn into a preschool teacher for the summer. She is going to have to entertain herself some of the time.* I also need to step it up a little bit and provide some structured activities.

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New CARD Office In Boston, MA!!

Boston

We are proud to announce the opening of our new CARD Boston treatment center, located at 331 Montvale Ave., 5th Floor, in Woburn. The grand opening will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. The community is invited to meet our staff, tour the facility, and review the state-of-the-art CARD curriculum. Refreshments and childcare will be provided.

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Siblings & Jealousy

Jealousy

My 4-year-old’s BFF, June, (who happens to be the daughter of my BFF) has a younger sister with autism. She recently started an ABA program with CARD and the family has therapists popping in and out of their house on a daily basis.

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The New DSM-5

DSM V

Earlier this month, the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) was released. This has been highly anticipated by the autism community because the diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder has been changed. Many autism community members – especially those whose children are diagnosed with Asperger syndrome – have expressed concerns about whether their children could lose their diagnosis and, consequently, lose access to treatment.

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