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IBT – Online and Group Training in ABA for Autism

The Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT) http://ibehavioraltraining.com provides courses on research-proven techniques using applied behavior analysis for the treatment of autism. IBT offers online elearning videos, face-to-face training, BCBA supervision and continuing education classes.

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The A-Word, Part 48: Happy Points, Social Story, and Problem Behaviors

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Jack Riley has been having a hard time being nice to his little sister Lainey. In reaction to that, his parents are trying out some positive reinforcement to get him to behave nicer. They started a system called ‘happy points’ where every time Jack Riley is nice to his sister, they give him a ‘happy point’, and once he gets enough happy points he is able to get a fun prize. Simultaneously, with his therapist Jessica, they work on writing a social story about ways in which he should interact with his sister. Hopefully, with enough reminders he will be nice to his little sister all the time.

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Patience Or Understanding?

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So I don’t have patience. Bless you if you do. I do, however, have understanding. I understand my role with my clients and with CARD. I see my purpose and understand the behavior intervention plans and programs I am implementing. I understand the functions of my clients’ behaviors, be it appropriate or problematic. I openly accept the fact that patience is not a quality I posses with confidence knowing that I am an understanding person. I believe the beauty of my shortcoming lies in the following statement: Patience can so easily run out. Understanding, on the other hand, never will.

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Kind Of In The Area

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I walk. Every day I take a tour of the block next to our office, and it’s not a pretty walk – just to get some exercise, clear the brain, move the old bones. My tour takes me through an alleyway turned parking lot, behind some businesses and bordering the freeway. Not pretty, but occasionally interesting – or better perhaps, perplexing.

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CARD CEO Joins A Team, Helping Children With Autism Across the Globe

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The A-Team has already helped many children and families and have been documenting their efforts and positive results along the way. The aim is to create a reality/documentary style television program that can reach millions of people worldwide.

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The A-Word Part 14: Introducing Someone New

In this episode we learn that things are going to change in Jack Riley’s home.

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It’s amazing how some of the most helpful ideas come from the people that actually need them the most. Just 17 years ago, my 20 year old cousin, Matthew, was diagnosed with a somewhat rare and misunderstood disorder called autism. At that time, Matthew was one of the 2,500 children in the United States with autism, which was a developmental disability that nobody in my family knew very much about. Through research and doctor’s visits we were able to find our way, but throughout his adolescence, we could only wish to receive the support, knowledge, and motivation from other families in our situation. Back then, autism diagnosis was just too few and far between for us to get the necessary resources and community involvement that we needed. It was not until Matthew was a young adult that the prevalence of autism started taking such an abrupt increase in numbers around the world, and an active autism community of families, researchers, and organizations began to take shape.

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CARD Offers Free Legal Seminar for Parents of Children with ASD

On Monday, June 20, 2011 Southern California parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) can attend a free legal seminar. The two-hour seminar will provide valuable information for parents who have to [More...] decide what to do after an unsuccessful applied behavior analysis (ABA) services request. The seminar will be hosted by Bonnie Z. Yates, Esq., Elizabeth Eubanks, ESq. and Melissa Remer, Esq.

Yates, Eubanks and Remer will discuss all public and private funding options parents may use to obtain the services their child needs.

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Center for Autism and Related Disorders and Actress Jenny McCarthy Promote Access to Effective State-of-the-Art Autism Treatment with Skills

Center for Autism and Related Disorders will donate 100% of initial three months of new-user subscriptions of Skills™ to Jenny McCarthy’s Generation Rescue non-profit organization during AutismOne/Generation conference.

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New Therapy Packages Offered In New York

The trusted and dedicated staff from the CARD branch offices of Rochester and Larchmont are now offering packages of exclusive products and services designed for effective treatment, training and evaluation. This six-month contract will provide the following services at a value of $1,000 per month:

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