World-renowned autism expert Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh testifies today, representing California autism treatment providers at a California Senate informational hearing to articulate challenges and successes of the autism mandate.
The Autism Society of California is pleased to release our 2014 California Autism Survey. While a number of areas are explored in the survey, the two major areas of focus are autism insurance and employment. The survey will be open through Wednesday, February 5, 2014 for input by parents, guardians and individuals with 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.
As of this month (October) CARD is proud to announce that we now offer individual counseling for children and teens on the spectrum!
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!
“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.
That also means that the Back to School & More Autism/Asperger’s conference is happening! This Saturday, August 10th and 11th the Pasadena Convention Center is playing host to the Back to School event! Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from some of the leaders of the autism community and best prepare yourself and your child for the upcoming school year!
Our new office will handle most areas North of the Valley in the Conejo Valley
We would like to formally invite you to the grand opening of our Thousand Oaks treatment center on Wednesday, July 31st from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Join world-renowned autism expert and CARD founder/CEO Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA-D and 10-year-old Ethan Gorin, who has recovered from autism, for a special evening featuring a reception, presentations and an opportunity to meet the CARD team, tour the facility and learn about the most effective, evidence-based treatment services for individuals with autism.