Monthly Archives: February 2012


    Our own Amber Bharoocha just discovered she passed the BCBA Certification Exam, which was administered January 31!!! We are all very proud of Amber for achieving this very important milestone! HOORAY!!!

  • Autism in Emergencies: LIFE SAVING Information!!!

    From the Ventura County Autism Society. “This is a rare opportunity to hear from a very informed speaker who is a parent and a police officer about strategies to help prepare your child or loved one to interact with first responders in an emergency and it could save their life!” Please RSVP soon! To learn Continue Reading

  • Santa Clara Valley Brain Injury Conference

    Title: Santa Clara Valley Brain Injury Conference Location: San Jose, California Link out: Click here Description: Joanna Crookston presents research conducted with Dr. Hayden focusing on teaching social skills to those challenged with brain injury. Start Date: 2012-02-23 End Date: 2012-02-25

  • More Concerns About DSM-5

    Numerous people across the autism community have voiced grave concerns about the proposed definition of autism (i.e., ASD) that is included in the current draft of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). An article published in MedlinePlus reports on concerns raised by numerous stakeholders about changes in the Continue Reading

  • NEWS FLASH!!! The newest Hayden is a Kocher!!!

    Logan Kocher was delivered this morning, 8 lbs. and 21 inches! We all wish Dena and Josh, and the entire Kocher and Kaplowitz families our heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  • Encountering Autism While On Duty: First Responder Training

    Title: Encountering Autism While On Duty: First Responder TrainingLocation: Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo Road Camarillo, California 93012Link out: Click hereDescription: Ventura County Autism Society is sponsoring a training designed to teach first responders how to recognize difficulties with communication, address behavioral concerns and interact with individuals with autism while on Continue Reading

  • Patient Satisfaction Associated with Increased Costs, Mortality

    A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine finds patients with higher healthcare satisfaction were more likely to have hospital admissions, greater prescription drug use, and increased total healthcare expenditures when compared to those who report the lowest satisfaction. Further, despite increased services and costs, individuals with greater satisfaction also had higher mortality when Continue Reading

  • Hayden on Facebook!!!

    Hayden Consultation Services has created its Facebook page so that updates from our website can be sent out to those who want to follow our work! Please follow our link: And “Like” us!

  • The Loneliness of a Caregiver

    Title: The Loneliness of a Caregiver. Location: Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. Description: Caregiving , especially for a loved one with dementia can be a very isolating experience. In scientific studies loneliness was the most important factor predicting low quality of life among caregivers, including a loss of self and significantly higher levels Continue Reading

  • Brain Injury Center to offer Free Counseling

    The Brain Injury Center of Ventura County is offering free counseling. Please read the article from the January 30 Ventura Star to learn of the impacts traumatic brain injury can have on not only the individual but his or her entire family. The article can be found at: