Workshop for Men, Florida

CARD Research Director Presents One of a Kind Workshop at the National Autism Conference November 13, 2008

Media Contact:
Daphne Plump
Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc.
19019 Ventura Blvd, Ste 300 / Tarzana, CA 91356
(o) 818.345.2345 x 270 / (c) 661.478.6512

Ft. Lauderdale, FloridaJonathan Tarbox, PhD, BCBA, Research and Development Director at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD) will speak at the National Autism Conference (NAC) on Thursday, November 13, 2008, held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Weston, Florida. His presentation begins at 7:00pm.

Dr. Tarbox will present, “It’s Dad Time: A Seminar on Parenting, Playing, and Coping for Fathers of Children on the Spectrum.” Parenting is the toughest job anyone can have. The hopes, fears, anxiety, exhaustion, frustration, and happiness that parenting brings are unmatched by any other human activity.

In this seminar especially for fathers of children on the autism spectrum, Dr. Tarbox will discuss strategies for successful day-to-day parenting, ways to have more fun with your kids, and strategies for coping with the challenges men face, all with respect to the unique experience of being a dad. Mothers often do much of the parenting, and often get the most recognition for it, but dads have a very unique experience - equally challenging and stressful in its own ways - this seminar is designed to address some of the things that make a dad’s experience what it is. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to do a seminar specifically for fathers. Fathers of kids on the spectrum are a group that is not directly addressed very often so it should be a nice opportunity to disseminate useful information and for attendees to share their unique perspectives.” Tarbox says.

About Dr. Jonathan Tarbox:
Dr. Tarbox received his PhD in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno. He began his services with CARD in December 2004. Dr. Tarbox has presented at numerous national and international conferences, and has published multiple research articles in scientific journals. Dr. Tarbox’s research and development team’s mission is to conduct empirical research on treatments for autism and to disseminate the research findings and derived technology through publication and education of professionals and the public. The CARD Research and Development team is committed to science as the most objective and reliable approach to evaluating effective treatments for autism. For more information about CARD’s Research and Development team, visit:

About Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc.:
The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD) was established in 1990 by Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA. CARD is headquartered in Tarzana, California. CARD is among the world's largest and most experienced organizations effectively treating children with autism and related disorders, operating 19 satellite offices throughout the United States and abroad. CARD has treated thousands of children around the world. Its services include assessments, supervision, parent/teacher training and one-to-one therapy.

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