We are proud to announce the receipt of a $750,000 Autism Program grant from the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS). The grant will allow CARD to provide home-based, center-based, and school services for up to two years to underserved children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who live in Austin and outlining areas.
The Institute for Behavioral Training is offering an 8-hour Supervisor training for autism!
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.”
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.
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.)
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!
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.
“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.
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.
We invite you to a free seminar which will teach about the New York Autism Insurance Mandate (A 8512), including what insurance companies will and will not cover, types of plans and rules regarding coverage, how to understand the complexities of different insurance carriers, which plans must comply with A 8512 and what to know during open enrollment.