Category Archives: Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • CALABA . . !

    February 21st through the 23rd the California Association for Behavior Analysis will hold its 31st Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Garden Grove. Hayden family members and former students of Jeff will participate in three presentations Thursday, the 21st! The first presentation in the poster session is entitled, “Distribution of Behavioral Function in Youth Continue Reading

  • Best Day Foundation‘s ASVC Beach Day/Family Beach Party

    Title: Best Day Foundation‘s ASVC Beach Day/Family Beach Party Location: South Jetty at Harbor Cove (aka Kiddy Beach) in Ventura, CA Link out: Click here Description: “Families come join in the fun at our Annual Summer Party! In conjunction with the Best Day event at Kiddie beach in Ventura. Enjoy lunch and fun beach activities Continue Reading

  • BEACH DAY!!!

    The Autism Society of America – Santa Barbara is gearing up for their Annual Beach Day!!! It’s on Saturday, August 11th from 9:30 to 1:30 at Campus Point. It’s a WONDERFUL event for everyone involved!!! What’s not to LOVE? It’s the BEACH in SANTA BARBARA!!! :} To find out more, go to their website @ Continue Reading

  • LRE (Least Restrictive Environment) is not just the classroom anymore . . !

    “Informal guidance” from the U.S. Department of Education, as reported in Disability Scoop, says placing students in LREs not only applies to classrooms but should also guide IEP teams when considering settings for transition planning. In a letter from Melody Musgrove, director of the Office of Special Education Programs at the Department of Education, she Continue Reading


    Put on by the wonderful group from the Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center, this camp will have two sessions, 7/30-8/3 and 8/6-8/10. The camp is staffed by individuals skilled to support campers with unique needs. There will be a wide variety of activities for campers to have fun with, including SURFING!!! To find out more Continue Reading

  • Family Support and Family Caregiving across Disabilities . . .

    Professors George H.S. Singer (U.C. Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz Graduate School of Education), David Biegel (Case Western Reserve University) and Patricia Conway (Maryville State University), have co-edited Family Support and Family Caregiving across Disabilities (Routledge, 2011). This book is among the first to look at the unique needs as well as common experiences of families who Continue Reading

  • SUPPORT GROUP! Adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Title: SUPPORT GROUP! Adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder Location: United Methodist Church, Wesley Building, 1515 Fredricks, San Luis Obispo Link out: Click here Description: “This group is intended to provide an opportunity for adults with Autism or Asperger’s to get together, to share information and life experiences, and to meet others who may have Continue Reading

  • Taking care of yourself while caring for a child with special needs. . .

    Having a child with special needs may tax all of your inner resources as you navigate the multiple systems to get the best care for your child. At the same time you likely have other obligations, such as spouse, other children, work, other family and friends all competing for your time and attention. You may Continue Reading

  • Autism Symptom Improvement Variable . . .

    A report published on MedlinePlus indicated the symptoms associated with autism improved unevenly based on various factors, including ethnicity, education of parents, and levels of intellectual disability. Researchers in a study published in the journal Pediatrics also found that ten percent of those diagnosed with autism improved “dramatically” during the course of their review period. Continue Reading

  • Autism Diagnoses increase to 1 in 88

    In the most recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on autism, the CDC estimates that 1 in 88 children “has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).” This represents a 23% increase from the CDC’s 2009 report and a 78% increase from their 2007 report. Children of color had Continue Reading