Monday, November 21, 2011

Montana CARD Autism Conference Educates Parents, Professionals

MISSOULA, Mont. -- The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), held a conference in Missoula, Saturday. The goal of the conference was to educate people about autism and programs that can help people, especially children, recover from the disorder. The focus on Applied Behavior Analysis, encourages good behavior and discourages bad behavior. Event organizers say the hope attendees understand the misconceptions of the behavior and learn how to treat autism. "We are actually doing a conference for parents, and professionals and students on effective treatment for individuals with autism. Specifically what we're doing is training them on applied behavior analysis or ABA, which is one of the most popular and effective interventions for children with autism," said Autism Expert, Sienna Greener-Wooten. Source