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The Past and Future of Developmental Disability Laws

The journey toward inclusion for individuals with developmental disabilities has undergone significant milestones. One of the earliest identifiers was the passing of the Developmental Disabilities Act in 1963. Under President John F. Kennedy, the act initially addressed the lack of inclusion in state-run institutions for individuals with developmental disabilities. But, through time, the act was …

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Gender and Autism: Differences and Discrepancies

It’s long been known that boys are diagnosed with autism at a higher rate than girls. What remains unknown is why. Does it simply occur less in females? Are girls underdiagnosed? Or is something else at play? As the number of people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) continues to grow, researchers and clinicians have …

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Catalight Team Honored with Aspect Marketing Award

Competing against 60 submissions, Catalight’s marketing and communications team, along with agency partner, Viewstream, won a prestigious Aspect Award in the 2024 ‘Behavioral Health’ category. The 2023 “Choose Your Path” multimedia campaign, which expanded the non-profit company’s call for greater access of care for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism, and their families.

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Where to Find Support After ABA Care Ends

If your child is in applied behavior analysis (ABA) care, it’s important to understand when they may be discharged from the program and what that process entails. You may also want to start thinking about what life will be like after treatment ends. Reasons Why Treatment is Ending The amount of time your child spends …

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Catalight’s Third ‘One Size Doesn’t Fit All’ Webinar: “The Importance of Differential Diagnosis in Autism”

The third episode of Catalight’s ‘One Size Does Not Fit All’ webinar series is “The Importance of Differential Diagnosis in Autism.” Catalight Chief Clinical Officer Doreen Samelson, Ed.D., MSCP and Stephen Kanne, Ph.D., director of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Autism and the Developing Brain, discuss how incorrect or incomplete …

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Impact Report: 2023 Year in Review

2023 was a pivotal year for advancing parent-mediated care in the network, while driving quality outcomes and making strides toward greater wellbeing – Catalight’s universal measure of success. Setting wellbeing as a goal is especially important given the increasingly heterogenous population of our clients with unique individual and family needs. Catalight continues to focus our …

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On the Move: Iden Promoted to Chief Growth Officer at Catalight

Catalight recently named Trent Iden as its new Chief Growth Officer to spearhead the organization’s expansion efforts and revenue generation. Read about his vision to strengthen existing relationships, foster new network connections, and secure additional partners to advance Catalight’s goal of enhancing access to value-based care.

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