Center for Autism and Related Disorders Opens Multiple Treatment Centers Offering Services with No Waiting List

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Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) announces the opening of a new treatment center, joining over 200 centers across the United States, as well as new office locations for five others.

Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) announces the opening of a new treatment center, joining over 200 centers across the United States, as well as new office locations for five others. CARD services are now available in Lakeland, FL, and CARD centers in the communities of Lansing, MI; Lincoln, NE; Omaha, NE; Silverdale, WA; and Towson, MD, have relocated Individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder can access treatment without delay.

CARD is the world’s largest 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.

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.

“We are humbled by the enormous outpouring of enthusiasm we have encountered from families in Lakeland, Florida, who have been eager to access services,” said Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA-D, founder and executive director of CARD. “Several other centers have also relocated to new facilities as we identify more convenient locations, and we will continue to provide the care that our families in those cities have come to appreciate.”

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 Lakeland, FL center is located at:

  • 921 East Parker Street, Suite 1, Lakeland, FL 33801

The following centers are new open as relocations:

  • 120 N Washington STE 300, Lansing, MI 48933 (replacing previous Lansing, MI location)
  • 233 South 13th St. STE 1100, Lincoln, NE 68508 (replacing previous Lincoln, NE location)
  • 2111 South 67th Street STE 300, Omaha, NE 68106 (replacing previous Omaha, NE location)
  • 2430 NW Myhre Road, Suite 101, Silverdale, WA 98383 (replacing previous Bremerton, WA location)
  • 100 West Road Suite 300, Towson, MD 21204

For more information, call (818) 345-2345 or visit CARD online at http://www.centerforautism.com or find a location near you by visiting http://centerforautism.com/locations.aspx.

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 http://www.centerforautism.com

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