A Nonverbal Eight-Year-Old Sacramento Boy with Autism Learns to Speak After Intensive ABA Therapy from the Center for Autism and Related Disorders

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This week’s online video series, “Mission Possible: Portraits of Hope,” produced by Center for Autism and Related Disorders, features A.J., an eight-year-old Sacramento boy diagnosed with autism who learned to speak after receiving intensive ABA therapy.


This week, Center for Autism and Related Disorders’ (CARD) “Mission Possible: Portraits of Hope” online video series will feature the miraculous story of a nonverbal, eight-year-old Sacramento boy with autism who learned to say, “Mommy, I love you,” after receiving intensive applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy from CARD.

A.J. was diagnosed with autism at the age of 13 months. Since his diagnosis, A.J, has been receiving 40 hours of ABA every week from CARD Sacramento therapists. His story is part of an ongoing series featuring individuals who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. “Mission Possible: Portraits of Hope” highlights their personal journeys, challenges, and triumphs and proves that the mission to overcome the challenges of autism and succeed socially, academically, and physically is possible with effective treatment.

“Nothing motivates us more at CARD than to see our families and clients succeed,” says Doreen Granpeesheh, Ph.D., BCBA-D, founder and chief executive officer of CARD, the world’s largest provider of effective, early-intensive behavioral intervention for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Viewers can watch A.J.’s personal journey online at http://portraits-of-hope.centerforautism.com.

About Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD):
Since 1990, CARD has been treating individuals of all ages diagnosed with ASD. Through its 23 treatment centers and worldwide network of providers, CARD has developed a successful model of treatment based on the principles of applied behavior analysis. The treatment is approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the US Surgeon General as the only scientifically proven treatment for autism. Founded by leading autism researcher and clinical psychologist Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA-D, CARD has successfully treated tens of thousands of individuals and is committed to the success of each one. For more information visit: http://www.centerforautism.com or call (855) 345-2273.

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