Dear Friends, I need your help today with an urgent matter. As you may know, a few years ago, the State of Arizona passed a Bill that approved Insurance coverage for the behavioral treatment of Autism. This bill was one of the first passed and it has already changed the lives of numerous families and children. Today, the Arizona House of Reps repealed the Bill. Of course this came as a great shock to our families and we are very concerned that it will also produce a precedent for other States who have or are in the process of passing similar insurance bills.
“This webcast will provide a practical, informative introduction to applied behavior analysis (ABA),” says Dr. Granpeesheh. “This form of treatment is widely practiced in North America and many other continents and has been empirically proven as the most effective form of autism treatment.”
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.
The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), the world’s largest autism treatment center that provides state-of-the art therapy, announces a successful lauch of Skills™ and CARD eLearning™ at the Florida Education Technology Conference (FETC). CARD eLearning™ (www.cardelearning.com) and Skills™ (www.skillsglobal.com), two breakthrough web-based tools that provide training to parents and practitioners and allow the ability to assess and design treatment for children with autism and related disorders, and even giver users the power to recover children from autism, in some cases.
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!
Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh and other CARD research and development staff have conducted preliminary research on CARD eLearning that suggested it may be an effective tool for training behavioral therapists. The study evaluated the effectiveness of eLearning as compared to traditional lecture-style instruction in training newly hired therapists. Knowledge of ABA significantly increased for both groups, with the traditional training group scoring slightly higher than the eLearning group.
The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), the world’s largest autism treatment center that provides state-of-the-art therapy, announces the open house of its all new CARD Assessment Center. The open house will be held on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, from 5pm–7pm at the CARD headquarters, located at 19019 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 100 in Tarzana, California.
Written By Marlena Smith & Jill Teagardin Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are characterized by deficits in communication and social interaction, as well as the presence of repetitive and stereotyped behavior. These core features are likely to impact interactions between persons with ASD and others, including law enforcement officers. If police officers are unfamiliar with ASD, they may misinterpret such behaviors as suspicious, noncompliant, or threatening. Furthermore, such misinterpretations may in some cases result in unnecessary injury or fatality. For this reason, CARD researchers Jill Teagardin, Dr. Dennis Dixon, Marlena Smith, and Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh are conducting a study to train…
A 1998 controversial study linked vaccines and autism. Since then, thousands of parents grappled with the decision about whether or not to vaccinate their children. That study is now being debunked. Dr. Doreen discusses what parents need to know now about autism and vaccines.