As the ball dropped and 2014 was officially rung in, my first thought was, “More Americans with Autism will have access to important, life- changing therapies than ever before!” My second thought, after a heavy sigh, was, “It’s not enough.” There is so much more work to be done. Autism as a community of individuals, both those who are on the spectrum and those who love those on the spectrum, has struggled to find a clear voice. Ironic? Perhaps. But the time to come together is now; the time to be clear, concise, and direct is NOW!
Creating a time capsule is an ideal activity for developing episodic memory skills. Episodic memory, as the name suggests, refers to an individual’s memory of specific episodes or events they have experienced. It includes the ability to recall immediately experienced episodes, recently experienced episodes and episodes experienced in the past. In addition to remembering the information and knowledge from past experiences, it is important for children to learn to relate and apply this information and knowledge to new experiences.
The unfortunate reality with autism is that most peopleknow very little about itwhichleads to those on the autism spectrum feeling unfairly judged and misunderstood.
At CARD, we believe in adding value through measurable results. Nothing motivates us more than seeing positive outcomes in the families and individuals whom we treat. Our mission is to provide our clients with the treatment that they need, expand their opportunities to achieve, and help them lead happy, independent lives.
The A-word chronicles a family’s experience with autism and progress motivated by therapy from the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD). Follow Mike, Cheryl, and little Jack Riley, and experience the true meaning of autism, the A-Word.
Parent to parent: How do you know if your child has autism? What are the first steps to take? You need to start with a proper assessment & get a diagnosis.
It’s the season of giving and sometimes it’s hard to find that perfect gift for your child’s teacher. To help, this month we’ve thought of the perfect craft project for that great teacher in your child’s life! The best part is that the craft simple enough that every child can make it and the craft is sharp enough that it will look great in any teacher’s classroom.
Autism Live announces the start of its “Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza” contest where families with children who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can win gift certificates, toys, and free subscriptions to online autism-related programs. Now through Dec. 20, parents can enter for a chance to win by tuning into Autism Live and emailing the secret code revealed during the 2-hour, daily web show.
Watch this one-of-a-kind video series where Autism Live host Shannon Penrod sits down with the world-renown Temple Grandin for a candid one on one interview about autism. In this first video, Temple addresses the necessity of early intervention with ABA Therapy for children on the spectrum.
ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!), a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide care and treatment to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), has announced it will commit up to $100,000 in funding to underserved families in the Coachella Valley who are impacted by autism as part of the ACT Today!