Friday, June 08, 2007

Autism Society of America To Honor CARD Founder Doreen Granpeesheh

The Autism Society of America will present its top honor to Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, founder of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders. With all the junk treatments and interventions for autism that desperate parents and cash conscious governments and service providers have latched on to, with all the false guidance from those who oppose efforts to treat and cure autism, the role of professionals like Dr. Granpeesheh has been of critical importance in ensuring that autistic children receive effective treatment. Dr. Granpeesheh will receive the Wendy F. Miller National Recognition Award for Professional of the Year -- at the organization's 38th annual national conference and exposition July 11-14 in Phoenix. The ASA recognition highlights the important role of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders:

Founded by Dr. Granpeesheh in 1990 and headquartered in Tarzana, California, CARD excels in early intervention, intensive Applied Behavior Analysis therapy and research. Through a highly specialized curriculum for both early intervention and through the early stages of adulthood, Dr. Granpeesheh has consistently demonstrated the effectiveness of ABA intervention. ABA is an intensive one-on-one style of therapy that uses careful observation and positive reinforcement to help autistic children develop social, motor and verbal skills. It is also the only approach that has been scientifically verified as effective in treating autism.

CARD now has 18 satellite sites around with world: Nine in California as well as sites in Virginia, New York, Texas, England, Australia, New Zealand and now Arizona.

Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD) is among the world's largest and most experienced organizations effectively treating children with autism and related disorders. Following the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), a treatment for autism that has been thoroughly researched and empirically validated by the scientific community, CARD develops individualized treatment plans. CARD was established in 1990 and has several offices throughout the world. With our network of trained supervisors and therapists, we can provide services to families throughout the world.

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