Woburn, Massachusetts (PRWEB) June 05, 2013
Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD), considered one of the world’s most effective treatment centers using evidence-based, state-of-the-art therapy, announces the opening of its CARD Boston treatment center, located at 331 Montvale Ave., 5th Floor, in Woburn. The grand opening will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The community is invited to meet the staff, tour the facility, and review the state-of-the-art CARD curriculum. Refreshments and childcare will be provided.
CARD Boston provides a variety of services using the evidence-based principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA). Services include center-based treatment, home-based services and supervision, parent training, and school shadowing.
“We offer the community highly trained and experienced staff, a focus on evidence-based treatment, and the use of state-of-the-art technology,” says clinical manager Ben Craighead, M.Ed, BCBA. “CARD delivers cost-effective treatment that leads to measurable results for each client, including recovery with early, intensive ABA therapy.” In August 2009, CARD researchers published "Retrospective Analysis of Clinical Records in 38 Cases of Recovery from Autism” in the Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, showing that recovery from autism is possible.
The comprehensive CARD model of treatment includes over 3,500 lessons in eight areas of learning: academic, adaptive, cognition, executive function, language, motor, play, and social skills. In addition, the model’s relationship-building, cognitive, and executive-functioning programs are known throughout the world for their focus on developing advanced skills, such as perspective taking (i.e., inferring others’ thoughts and feelings) and developing and maintaining friendships.
CARD has also developed and utilizes technology to increase access to autism treatment. Skills®, the online autism solution, was developed by CARD and is based on over 30 years of research on child development. CARD supervisors and therapists use the Skills program to assess a child’s strengths and weaknesses, design a treatment plan, and track progress through integrated reports, graphs, and timelines.
“CARD is proud to lead the way in the effective treatment of autism,” says Craighead.
To meet families affected by autism and helped by CARD, visit “Mission Possible: Portraits of Hope,” at http://portraits-of-hope.centerforautism.com.
To RSVP to attend the CARD Boston Open House, contact Daphne Plump at d.plump(at)centerforautism(dot)com.
About Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD):
CARD treats individuals of all ages who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with 24 treatment centers around the globe and a staff of over 1,000. CARD was founded in 1990 by leading autism expert and clinical psychologist Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA-D. CARD treats individuals with ASD using the principles and procedures of ABA, which has been empirically proven to be the most effective method for treating individuals with ASD and is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the US Surgeon General. For more information about the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, visit http://www.centerforautism.com or call (855) 345-2273.