Center-based programs enable therapists to work with a child throughout the day in a setting that is specifically designed to maximize learning opportunities. In addition to intensive intervention, at a CARD therapy center, children have opportunities for socialization through small group instruction and peer activities. Supervisors and consultants are also onsite over-seeing all programs, to further maximize program effectiveness.
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.
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.
The San Jose office for the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD, Inc.) was proud to participate again this year in the Bay Area Walk Now event sponsored by Autism Speaks, a non-profit organization supporting families affected with Autism. This marked the 11th year that this walk has taken place in the city of San Jose, CA at History Park at Kelly Park.
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.
The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) is proud to present our BRAND NEW Assessment Center located in Woodland Hills, CA! At CARD we specialize in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA Therapy) to treat children with Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as other related disorders.
In this episode, Jack Riley is working on having a calm body instead of a silly body.
We are proud to announce the opening of our new Woodland Hills Assessment Center. The center will provide assessments and consultations for children, adolescents, and young adults with a variety of disorders. The Open House will be held on Wednesday, May 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 6330 Variel Ave., Suite 102 in Woodland Hills. It will provide families and professionals with an opportunity to meet one-on-one with the assessment team and tour the facility.
Yesterday, April 17th, advocates from around the state joined as they met with elected officials to advocate for the over 15 proposed bills for the 2012-2013 legislative session impacting the autism, special needs and disability communities.
This weekend CARD is sending a team to San Francisco to be ‘Sensai’s’ for a Hackathon put on by AT&T and Autism Speaks.