When I found out I had been granted an interview with Temple Grandin I was as excited as a 10 year old girl going to her first Justin Beiber concert. There was only one problem. The terms of the interview stated that I had to interview her at her hotel and I had secured an interview location at the venue where she would be speaking later that night. It wasn’t going to work, and now I was back to square one. I was short on time and the hotel was been singularly unhelpful. So I arrived really early, before the crew, to secure a location at the hotel. The pay-off was that I found myself in the lobby of the hotel, sitting next to Temple Grandin, chatting like a couple of old friends.
CARD is excited to launch Camp Discovery: Objects, an all-new game app that allows young children the opportunity to learn and explore objects that are commonly found in the home and community.
Today, many families are making the impossible choice of opting out of treatment for their child with autism, simply because their medical insurance copays are too large. Do something about this injustice and help a family today.
Following the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, there has been much talk on the Internet and social media about possible connections between autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and planned violence. In particular, many have discussed the unconfirmed rumor that the individual who perpetrated the tragedy may have been diagnosed with Asperger’s disorder. We feel it is important…
This week, Jack Riley’s supervisor, Diana, visits to check on his progress. Jessica and Diana discuss how going to the bathroom has been an issue with Jack Riley. They problem-solve to see what they can do to change his behavior.
Have you seen the new Smarty videos on Autism Live? Skills® is sponsoring this new monthly series, so I got a sneak peek. I absolutely love them!
Autism parents, experts and activists, encourage everyone to sign the petition asking Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to clarify the essential health benefits to include ABA for Autism! This small clarification can open a world of possibilities for children with Autism. Learn how you can make your own infinity ribbon to tell the world that with ABA, the possibilities are infinite!
Have you made your disaster kit yet? I’ll admit, mine is still a work in progress, but I’m determined to have it done before Christmas!
On October 25th, CARD’s Fairport office got a spooky makeover… The Ghouls and Gobblins came over to our office for our Halloween party around 6, and trick or treated their way around the office! The office was spooked out with pumpkins, witches, ghosts, and even the occasion black cat (don’t worry, the mice were hiding!).
When the children all came in, they met a NFL referee, a penguin, and even Mini Mouse! Of course, our kiddo’s had the best costumes ever- including a tiger, the entire family from The Incredibles, and even a polar bear!
Halloween is around the corner! One of my favorite Halloween activities is practice trick-or-treat. This can be as simple or elaborate as you like. All you really need is a door, a bag and a treat, but it might be fun to incorporate dress-up clothes or have a Halloween dress rehearsal.