This recognition shines a light on our truly pioneering work at CARD, and the behavioral therapists and staff that embody our mission each and every day.
WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. (PRWEB) October 28, 2019
Autism Cares Today, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise awareness and provide treatment services and support to families and children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), has awarded Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) founder Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh with the Visionary Award at this year’s 14th Annual Denim, Diamonds & Stars gala.
The Visionary Award is given to a community leader who exemplifies its mission of providing necessary resources to help individuals with autism achieve their full potential.
Doreen Granpeesheh, Ph.D., BCBA-D and CARD founder is a world-renowned psychologist and behavior analyst with expertise in the field of autism research and treatment, and has dedicated more than 40 years to helping individuals with autism lead healthy, productive lives. She founded CARD in 1990 and since then, the organization has been recognized as a global leader in the field of autism treatment and the third-largest nongovernmental organization contributing to autism research in the United States.
“This recognition shines a light on our truly pioneering work at CARD, and the behavioral therapists and staff that embody our mission each and every day,” said Dr. Granpeesheh. “I am incredibly proud to receive this honor and am determined to continue to contribute to the field of autism research and be a voice for expanding access to treatment for so many individual and families who need our support.”
The Denim, Diamonds & Stars gala, hosted by Autism Care Today, raises funds for the organization to build awareness around its advocacy efforts in addition to growing its support services such as behavioral therapy, medical care, assistive technology, social skills programs and more.
In addition to the night’s honorees, more than 500 other guests were in attendance including celebrities and families impacted by autism and the general community to celebrate the year’s accomplishments.
About Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)
Center for Autism Related Disorders (CARD) treats individuals of all ages who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at treatment centers around the globe. Its mission is to make a difference in the world to ensure that each individual fulfills his or her potential. 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 of applied behavior analysis (ABA), which is empirically proven to be the most effective method for treating individuals with ASD and recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the US Surgeon General. CARD employs a dedicated team of nearly 2,000 individuals across the nation and internationally. For more information, visit http://www.centerforautism.com or call (855) 345-2273.
About Autism Care Today
Autism Care Today is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to raise awareness and provide treatment services and support to families to help their children with autism achieve their full potential. Autism Care Today's goal is to introduce and help facilitate early and on-going treatment. Since 2005, the organization has helped over 1,500 families and received over $1.8 million in grant funding.