Fortunately, the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) provides a valuable resource to verify BCBA certifications. Anyone can easily confirm a BCBA certification online by visiting the BACB website and clicking on Find a Certificant. There you can run searches for BCBAs according to last name, zip code, city, state, or international country.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 110 children in America is diagnosed with autism, making the neurological disorder more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined. The objective of the conference is to provide information on the most effective autism interventions, to inform on the latest advances in autism research, and to showcase hands-on, groundbreaking technology used to assess and treat developmental disorders. Attendees will also learn how to strategically access insurance funding for autism treatment.
Now CARD is launching a new tool in the war against autism called Skills™. Skills takes the entire CARD curriculum and makes it accessible to parents, teachers and caregivers around the world. Skills makes it possible, after an extensive assessment, to customize a program that is uniquely tailored to teach an individual child based on their specific needs. It takes the help my child received and makes it portable. It used to be that your child needed to live within 30 miles of a CARD office in order to benefit from this knowledge. Now there are no boundaries on how far this tool can reach.
Even after the medical journal that published his study linking the MMR vaccine to autism declared his research as fraudulent, Dr. Andrew Wakefield continues to stand by his findings. So who are parents to believe? Fox News Anchor Gretchen Carlson spoke to Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, head of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, on Monday, January 24th. Meet Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh on Wednesday, February 23rd at the CARD Assessment Center Open House – click here for details and to RSVP!
Many American’s have caught on to the yoga craze, including myself and many of my friends. Why? Because its relaxing, fun and makes you more attune to your body, while building strength and flexibility. When I learned that yoga teachers were offering classes for children with autism (not too common, but hopefully there will be more!), it made complete sense to me, because there are so many benefits. First, many children with autism are constantly moving, have a lack of coordination control and low muscle tone.
Families affected by Autism feel stress on a completely different level than other families with typically developing children. Every milestone, every setback is felt a hundred times over. I am in awe of the parents who fight to get their children the services they need on top of all the other things they are completely each day. They are heroes for their children in my eyes.