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Big News In Mississippi

Mississippi

Great news coming out of Mississippi! This week legislators in the House of Representatives passed a bill to mandate insurance to cover autism by an unprecedented vote of 120-0!

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Camp Discovery Learning App For Children With Autism

Camp Discovery

Does your child love using your iPad or tablet? Teach your child new skills with Camp Discovery. Developed by the CARD, Camp Discovery houses a growing suite of educational games. Grounded on evidence-based teaching principles, Camp Discovery creates fun learning opportunities for children with autism. Camp Discovery offers many unique features including preference assessments, fun mini games, progress tracking graphs, parent controls and more. Camp Discovery is an excellent educational tool for children ages 2 and up.

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We’re One Big Family

Ethan

Today we’d like to recognize Ethan, a child that was diagnosed with autism at age two and has been a member of the #CARDFamily since 2005. Since his diagnosis and treatment for autism spectrum disorder, we’ve had the privilege of being a part of Ethan’s growth and development.

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Requesting And Reinforcement

Jack Riley

Meet Jack, a CARD ABA client that receives 25 hours a week. Over the last 2 years we’ve gotten to know and love Jack as another member of the #CARDFamily. In this episode, Jack Riley begins verbally requesting for things he wants. This is great! However, this also can prove difficult for his parents, as they are supposed to reinforce each request.

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February Smarty

February

This particular Valentine’s Day craft will help your child develop their pincer grasp while ‘sewing’ together their heart! Using shoelaces and the Autism Live template, your child will get the opportunity to practice their pincer grasp, which is a precursor to learning to write!

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Month Of Love

CARD Loves

Join the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) as we celebrate February with our “Month of Love” campaign featuring the hashtag #CARDLoves.

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We’re Hosting A Free Thousand Oaks Workshop for Parents to Learn About Autism Insurance Coverage

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The workshop will educate parents on the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and the most effective ways to access coverage and treatment for autism.

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (Feb. 3, 2014) – Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) presents a free two-hour workshop, titled “California Insurance Funding for Autism,” to help parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) navigate their way through the insurance coverage process. Parents will learn what must be covered under California law and the most effective ways to access coverage. The workshop takes place on Saturday, March 1, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the CARD treatment center in Thousand Oaks, located at 325 E. Hillcrest Drive, Suite 140. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided. Attendees must register by Feb. 27, 2014 to d.plump@centerforautism.com.

California is one of the 27 states that, effective Jan. 1, 2014, now offers autism insurance coverage for applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy through its state exchange, the insurance marketplace created as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly referred to as Obamacare. In addition, the California autism insurance mandate (SB 946), implemented on July 1, 2012, requires most health plans to cover ABA therapy for individuals with ASD.

“Many families are struggling to access the treatment that is mandated by California law,” said Bryce Miler, CARD director of contracts. “With this seminar, we hope to empower parents with the knowledge necessary to gain coverage for their children.”

Attendees will learn what insurance companies will and will not cover, types of plans and rules regarding coverage, effective strategies to maximize benefits, how to understand the complexities of different insurance carriers, which plans must comply with SB 946 and ACA, and what to know during open enrollment.

ABA is the only scientifically validated treatment for ASD, and research shows it is most effective when delivered early and at a high level of intensity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in every 88 children in America is diagnosed with ASD, making it more prevalent than pediatric cancer, juvenile diabetes, and pediatrics AIDS combined.

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Ask Dr. Doreen January 29th

Dr. Doreen

It’s a brand-new segment of Ask Dr. Doreen on Autism Live featuring CARD founder Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh answering YOUR questions about autism! Here are the topics Dr. Doreen tackles this week with Autism Live host Shannon Penrod.

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The Importance of Play

Jack

In this episode of The A-Word, we can see that in Jack Riley’s ABA therapy session with Jessica, that play is used as the medium with which to teach Jack.

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How Can I Afford ABA?

Parent to Parent

As an autism therapy provider, one of the most frequent questions we get asked by families is about how to pay for services. Most families do not have the necessary income to cover a full-time ABA program for their child, so they look to their insurance provider for help.

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