Autism addressed daily with webcasts

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), the world’s largest autism treatment center that provides state-of-the-art therapy, today announced the launch of Skills Live, a daily webcast that gives everyone access to up-to-the-minute autism news and effective treatment strategies.

Skills Live is the first of its kind and is broadcast live each weekday from 8 a.m. to noon on the Internet at

The Skills Live show goes beyond a basic webcast by enabling members to submit questions to autism experts and a CARD-trained moderator on a daily basis.

“When our son was diagnosed with autism we didn’t know what to do or where to turn,” says Skills Live host Shannon Penrod. “My goal in hosting this show is to help parents and teachers get the information they need, when they need it.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated one in 110 children in America is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), making ASD more common than pediatric cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined.

ASDs are a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communicative and behavioral challenges. Skills Live addresses the national concern for the incidence of ASD among children by giving parents, practitioners and educators critical information and support.

Skills Live is part of the Skills web-based, autism recovery program, released earlier this year and designed to provide step-by-step assessments for children with autism and related disorders; a hands-on, individualized, behavioral treatment program; and progress tracking data. For more information about Skills, visit

Skills Live can be viewed, at no cost at and clicking “Watch Now.”

About the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD): The Center for Autism and Related Disorders is among the world’s largest and most experienced organizations effectively treating children with autism and related disorders using state-of-the-art therapy. CARD is committed to scientific research as the most objective and reliable approach to evaluating treatment for autism. CARD’s mission is to conduct empirical research on the assessment and treatment of autism and to disseminate research findings and derived technology through publication and education of professionals and the public. While the primary focus of CARD’s research is ABA-based methods of assessment and treatment, CARD’s overall approach to research includes any topic that may yield information that could potentially improve the lives of individuals with autism. For more information about the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, visit: