The New York Insurance Funding for Autism Workshop, presented by CARD and hosted by AutismUp, will teach parents the most effective ways to access coverage.
We invite all parents to attend this FREE, conference. Attendees will see presentations like, “The Journey of Being a Parent of a Child with Autism,” “Understanding NY Autism Insurance Reform,” “Understanding Your Rights as a Parent of Child with Autism” and “Functional Communication Training and Behavior Management.” Attendees will receive free “Back to School” backpacks for their child.
We invite you to a free seminar which will teach about the New York Autism Insurance Mandate (A 8512), including what insurance companies will and will not cover, types of plans and rules regarding coverage, how to understand the complexities of different insurance carriers, which plans must comply with A 8512 and what to know during open enrollment.
The only hands quiet at the Minetta Lane Theatre are those depicted in the picture above. When the curtain fell at the off-Broadway show Fallling, the audience erupted in resounding applause. Falling is a new play that depicts the challenges faced in one ordinary night for a family with Autism. Playwright and mother of a child with Autism Deana Jent says, “It’s not just a play written to educate people about autism, it’s about asking questions, loving someone who’s hard to love and trying to get through like.”
WHEC TV speaks with Center for Autism and Related Disorders about the effects of the New York law that now requires insurance companies to cover the cost of autism therapy.
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!
I am fairly new to the Autism Community. Before working for CARD, the only experience I had with autism was J-Mac, my high school classmate who was diagnosed with autism and was our high schools’ basketball manager. Our senior year he stepped in and single handily scored 20 points in four minutes during our senior game. Other than that, I was clueless. Cut to July 2012, and all of a sudden I was the new Operations Manager for the Center for Autism and Related Disorders. It took a while to wrap my head around what we really do and I didn’t really didn’t see the community aspect of autism until this past weekend. Our office contributed to the Autism Speaks: Rochester Walk for Autism.
The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) will host “Where Do I Go from Here?” a seminar for parents on Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm at the CARD Rochester office located at 6 North Main Street, Suite 110 in Fairport, New York. The seminar is presented by autism expert and behavior analyst Denise Rhine, MS Ed, BCBA. The free seminar is open to the entire community and benefits parents and caregivers of children from 0 to 5 years of age.
This law is a dream come true for families of children with ASD, many of whom have been paying out-of-pocket for their child’s treatment.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, today one in 110 children in America is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, making it more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined. The objective of the conference is to provide attendees with information on the most effective ASD interventions, give attendees strategic methods that address challenging behaviors and to showcase hands-on, groundbreaking technology used to assess and treat developmental disorders.