While the media and politicians might want you to think otherwise, it’s not that difficult to understand the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as “Obamacare”) and, more specifically, whether you can now access insurance to cover autism treatment in your state. If you don’t have insurance, you are eligible to purchase insurance through your state exchange, and federal subsidies have made the insurance extremely affordable for those who qualify.
CARD and Magellan Health Services (MGLN) today announced the implementation of Skills®: The Online Autism Solution across Magellan’s network of behavioral health providers who work with individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. The Skills® curriculum will enable providers to assess a child’s strengths and weaknesses, design individualized and comprehensive treatment plans, and track treatment progress. Skills is based on the scientifically-proven principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and was created by researchers and top-level clinicians at CARD.
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.
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.
Come join Autism Research Group for a FREE parent workshop at CARD’s Thousand Oaks center-based location on Thursday, September 26th at 6pm as Executive Director, Dr. Jonathan Tarbox, PhD, BCBA-D, shares practical tips and strategies for how to approach your child’s misbehavior in a positive and effective way.
We salute the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for increasing consumer awareness of the ineffectiveness of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) as a treatment for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The FDA released a report on Aug. 22, 2013, stating that “HBOT has not been clinically proven to cure or be effective in the treatment of autism, cancer, or diabetes, nor has it been approved by FDA.”
Autism Live is today launching a new online portal, called “Parent 2 Parent,” featuring informative two-minute clips to educate parents on all things related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), ranging from “Does my child have autism?” to more targeted issues, such as “How do I prepare for an IEP meeting?”