We are hosting a free, comprehensive, one-day “CARD Colorado Autism Conference” on treating individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The event will help parents and caregivers of children with ASD learn about effective intervention solutions, strategic methods to address challenging behaviors and techniques to acquire insurance funding for autism treatment. Speakers include world-renowned autism expert and CARD founder and CEO Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD., BCBA-D, CARD chief strategy officer Dennis Dixon, PhD, and CARD director of contracts Bryce Miler. The conference will take place on Saturday, March 29, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at The Summit Conference and Event Center in Aurora, Colo., located at 411 Sable Blvd. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided. Attendees must register by March 27, 2014, at conference.centerforautism.com.
Dr. Jonathan Tarbox will engage you with “Practical Solutions for Addressing Challenging Behaviors”. Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) often display challenging behaviors such as stereotypy, aggression, self-injurious behavior, tantrums, and property destruction. Several decades of research have conclusively shown that addressing the function, or cause, of the behavior is an effective approach to decreasing challenging behaviors and replacing them with positive alternative behaviors.
The CARD Colorado Autism Conference will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2011 on the University of Denver campus, from 8 am to 5 pm. Keynote speakers include CARD Founder and Executive Director Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh and Joe Mohs who has recovered from autism.
Ben Craighead and I took our first trip to Denver, Colorado in order to expand CARD’s mission of helping improve the lives of individuals diagnosed with autism. We began our trip by attending the Autism Society of Colorado’s (ASC) Annual Summer Picnic on July 17, 2011. The event was an intimate get-together of families, service providers and volunteers at Berkeley Park to share in food, fun and family. We were greeted by many friendly faces, one of which was ASC’s Executive Director Betty Lehman. We had a lengthy conversation regarding the three methods of support that ASC provides to the Denver community: Advocacy for services to all affected by autism; through their efforts to create and support public policy regarding services; and through community education. Betty also introduced us to many of the ASC staff and supporting families and we were able to expand on CARD’s variety of services.