The DSM-V is now available from book selling outlets.

June 6th, 2013 in AutismAutism TreatmentInsuranceParent Training

The DSM-V is now available from book selling outlets. As of today, we have yet to hear of any family with an individual with autism receiving any communication from a funding source or service provider receiving a letter or communication regarding how the new DSM-V will change things. Have you heard from someone? Please share […]

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What Are the Expected Changes To The Diagnosis of Autism With The DSM-V?

May 27th, 2012 in AutismAutism TreatmentInsuranceMedical Insurance

The final comment period for the public to comment on the proposed changes to the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder will close on June 15th, 2012. There is still time to receive and incorporate changes into the new diagnostic criteria. To date, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Team have expressed an appreciation regarding the comments […]

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When You Start An ABA program, What Should You Reasonably Expect From Your Service Provider?

The following are things that you should expect as a parent when you begin treatment for your child with Autism. You and your child have a right to a therapeutic environment.  This means that the teaching environment set up to help your child is one in which socially significant learning occurs.  As a client, your […]

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Demystifying Senate Bill 946.

Although the bill was signed into law on October 14th, 2011 and takes effect on July 1st, 2012, we have already heard of some misconceptions that when studying the bill don’t seem to make sense. Here is what we have heard so far. We will present the myth and then cut-and-paste parts of the bill […]

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How Does Senate Bill 946 Affect Individuals With Autism In California?

Senate Bill 946, passed by the State Assembly and the State Senate on September 9th, 2011 and signed by Governor Brown and filed with the Secretary of State on October 9th, 2011 is a monumental step for individuals with Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) in California. The new law takes effect on July 1st, […]

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