Center for Autism and Related Disorders Hosts Glendale Conference for Parents of Children with Special Needs, September 28th

Center for Autism and Related Disorders will co-host a free conference on Saturday, September 28th, at Christ Tabernacle from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., to help parents of special needs children understand how to access insurance coverage for autism, address challenging behaviors, find support as a parent of a special needs child, and be informed of their legal rights.

Glendale, NY, September 13, 2013 --( Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), Inc., in partnership with Christ Tabernacle, will host a conference, “Parents of Children with Special Needs,” on Saturday, September 28, 2013, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at 64-34 Myrtle Avenue in Glendale. The free conference will offer seminars ranging from managing challenging behavior to accessing insurance coverage for autism treatment. Attendees must reserve seating no later than September 26th by contacting

“We hope parents across New York attend this one-of-a-kind conference,” says Angelina Acevedo, CARD operations manager. “It’s a unique opportunity for parents of special needs children to gather in a relaxed environment and get answers to some of their most pressing questions about treatment, insurance, legal affairs, and even about their own journey as they face personal challenges.”

Presentations include “Understanding NY Autism Insurance Reform” by CARD director of contracts Bryce Miler; “Understanding Your Rights as a Parent of a Child with Autism” by Christina Thivierge of the law firm, Thivierge & Rothberg; and “Functional Communication Training and Behavior Management” by CARD senior behavior therapist Nicole Valore, MS Ed, and CARD clinical lead manager Deidra King MA, MS, BCBA. The conference will also include a personal look at autism by Pastor Adam and Lucy Durso who will present “The Journey of Being a Parent of a Child with Autism.”

About Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD):
CARD treats individuals of all ages who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at its 26 treatment centers around the globe. CARD was founded in 1990 by leading autism expert and clinical psychologist Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA-D. CARD treats individuals with ASD using the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), which is empirically proven to be the most effective method for treating individuals with ASD and recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the US Surgeon General. CARD employs a dedicated team of over 1,000 individuals across the nation and internationally. For more information about the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, visit: or call (855) 345-2273.

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