The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) is one of the world's largest organizations using applied behavior analysis (ABA) in the treatment of autism, Asperger's syndrome, PDD-NOS, and other related disorders.
CARD is committed to remaining at the forefront of research on ABA-based methods of autism assessment and treatment. In August 2009, CARD researchers published the first-ever study to document recovery in a large group of children with autism. "Retrospective Analysis of Clinical Records in 38 Cases of Recovery from Autism," published in the Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, earned CARD's Executive Director, Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA-D, the prestigious American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists 2011 George Winokur Research Award.
A message from the founder:
"In 1978, I met a young boy with autism named Corey. His gentle nature, exceptional memory and desire to interact touched my heart. The positive impact of the therapy he received inspired me to start the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD) in 1990. At CARD, we truly believe that recovery is possible and we develop our programs with that in mind.
The CARD I and CARD II programs include comprehensive and cutting-edge curricula that can be tailored to the specific needs of individuals from birth to 21 years of age. These programs help children learn to communicate, develop friendships, and lead happy, healthy lives."