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Wednesday 22 Nov 2017

New Guest Blogger: Daphne Plump from CARD


Submitted by Guest Blogger: Daphne Plump

I am thrilled to be a guest blogger on this blog. It’s a great opportunity to talk about recovery, and how recovery from autism is indeed possible. I am a Public Relations and Events Manager for the one of the world’s largest autism treatment centers that effectively treat children with autism. Sure, I guess anyone could claim to be one of the largest, but the Center for Autism and Related Disorders or CARD, stands proudly by several things, including:

One: Recovery is possible.

Two: CARD has seen measurable results with every child since its establishment in 1990.

In the past 20 years, CARD has grown from one office in the LA area to 21 satellite offices worldwide, with the most recent in Reno, Nevada.

CARD was founded by world-renowned autism expert Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, who while studying at UCLA, met a young boy named Corey who had autism and who also changed her life. She says, ”the notion that major successes and even recovery are possible inspired me to start the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD) in 1990.”

CARD develops individualized programs for each child. The CARD I and CARD II programs include comprehensive and cutting-edge curricula that can be tailored to the specific needs of individuals from 0 to 21 years of age.

CARD Specialized Outpatient Services (SOS) provides assistance with specific challenging behaviors, feeding concerns and facilitation of medical procedures such as pill swallowing. SOS targets specific areas of concern for a family and develops and implements strategies to diminish problem behaviors and teach necessary skills.

In January, CARD launched two groundbreaking, web-based tools: Skills™ and CARD eLearning.

Both programs provide training to parents and practitioners and allow users the ability to assess and design treatment for children with autism and related disorders. These programs are based on the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), which has been empirically proven to be the most effective autism treatment and is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the U.S. Surgeon General.

CARD eLearning is a 40-hour online training course designed to facilitate effective intervention for children with autism by equipping users with foundational knowledge in ABA. The training consists of everything from training modules to online video-based training modules which feature online note taking, quizzes, a final exam and certificate of course completion.

Skills is an affordable program that provides everything that educators of children with autism need to assess a child, design a curriculum, and implement a comprehensive behavioral treatment program in one easily accessible location. Not only that, but Skills also provides charts and graphs that track treatment progress and the impact of various events (including other treatments and life events) on the child’s progress.

Readers can visit Skills and CARD eLearning’s websites for more information. Or, call (877) 975-4559 for free passcodes to and try out the programs.

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