• Defining Autism Spectrum Disorder: Growing in Understanding [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Autism Spectrum Disorder is often misunderstood, in part because it encompasses so many variations. ASD is a disorder that can cause developmental, emotional, and behavioral challenges. In an effort to better explain Autism Spectrum Disorder, we would like to offer this infographic, provided by STAR of CA, an organization that provides comprehensive Autism Spectrum Disorder resources in order to support families managing ASD.

  • A Parent’s Guide to ABA [INFOGRAPHIC]

    After a child is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), parents are often bombarded with information about potential ASD treatment approaches that may not only be ineffective, but may also be dangerous. In reality, the most tested, researched, and widely accepted treatment for ASD is Applied Behavioral Analysis, or ABA therapy. ABA therapy relies on knowledge of how people learn to encourage positive behavior modifications. At STAR of CA , we rely only on evidence-based ABA therapy to help children on the autism spectrum and their families cope with symptoms and manage behavior. You can learn more about ABA therapy in this Infographic from our center for ASD and related disorders in Ventura. If your child has been recently diagnosed with ASD or you are unhappy with your current treatment plan, reach out to us to find out how we can help. Please help us raise autism awareness and understanding of ABA by sharing this information.

     

  • Autism and Health Insurance in California [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Being a parent is both a challenging and rewarding experience, and it can come with a unique set of challenges if you have a child with an autism spectrum disorder. Thanks to a California law that went into effect in July of 2012, insurance coverage is now mandated for behavioral health treatments for people with autism. All fully-funded insurance plans that are regulated by the state must cover treatment for those with an autism spectrum disorder. These treatments can include Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) as well as speech and occupational therapy. Take a look at this infographic from Star of CA, a center for autism treatment in Los Angeles , to learn more about the autism insurance mandate and how ABA can help people with autism. Please share with your friends and family.