Center for Autism and Related Disorders Expands Autism Treatment with No Waiting List to Six New Communities

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Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) announces six new locations, joining more than 200 other centers across the nation.

Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) announces the opening of six new autism treatment centers, joining 230+ centers in its network across the United States. CARD services are now available in Burbank, CA; Corpus Christi – East, TX; Irvine – North, CA; Oak Lawn, IL; Washington, DC; and Yorktown, VA providing individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder with access to top-quality services without delay.

CARD is the world’s largest and most experienced provider of top-quality, evidence-based autism treatment, effectively treating individuals of all ages who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Through a network of highly trained behavior analysts, behavior technicians, and researchers, CARD develops and implements quality, individualized treatment programs, which lead to success and, in some cases, recovery.

CARD treats the behaviors and deficits commonly associated with ASD using the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), the only evidence-based treatment for ASD. Services are available in CARD centers and patient homes, schools, and communities. CARD pioneered the center-based model when researchers documented that individuals acquire skills in a center-based program at approximately twice the pace as in a home setting. CARD centers offer safe, expansive environments with multiple play areas and clinic rooms.

In addition to communication, adaptive, play, and motor skills, CARD’s unique curriculum builds on these foundational skills to develop more advanced social, cognition, and executive function skills, such as understanding sarcasm, solving social and non-social problems, and identifying metaphors. These skills optimize socialization and communication skills and help individuals with ASD experience positive social interactions with their peers and family members.

“From the very beginning, CARD’s goal has been to eliminate waiting lists and increase access to services, one community at a time,” said Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA-D, founder and executive director of CARD. “With our uniquely qualified staff providing the best treatment, we are thrilled to add even more communities to our ever-growing family.”

In addition to traditional 1:1 intensive ABA programs, CARD offers focused ABA programs and several targeted programs, including feeding, pill swallowing, social skills groups, short and long-term treatment of severe problem behavior, and more focused parent training. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate in parent/caregiver training, which is available during non-traditional work hours and online.

The new centers are as follows:

  •     Burbank, CA: 1201 S. Victory Blvd., Ste. 201, Burbank, CA 91502

    (747) 257-0301

  •     Corpus Christi – East, TX: 5402 Holly Rd., Ste. 2102, Corpus Christi, TX 78411

    (361) 400-0277

  •     Irvine – North, CA: 17861 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, CA 92614

    (951) 365-3840

  •     Oak Lawn, IL: 6419 W 87th St., Oak Lawn, IL 60453

    (708) 634-0821

  •     Washington, DC: 1100 H St. NW, Ste. 640, Washington, DC 20005

    (202) 846-8043

  •     Yorktown, VA: 3630 George Washington Memorial Hwy., Ste. D, Yorktown, VA 23693

    (757) 690-9508

For more information or to find a location near you, call (818) 345-2345 or visit

About Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) 
CARD treats individuals of all ages who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at treatment centers around the globe. CARD was founded in 1990 by leading autism expert and licensed 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 has over 200 locations throughout the United States. For more information, visit

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