Center for Autism and Related Disorders Opens Seven New Autism Treatment Centers with No Waiting Lists

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Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) announces seven new locations, joining more than 230 other centers across the nation.

Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) announces the opening of seven new autism treatment centers, joining 230+ centers in its network across the United States. New locations in California include centers in Bakersfield, East Elk Grove, and Hermosa Beach, with additional centers opening in Bend, OR; Los Alamos, NM; Olivette, MO; and Shreveport, LA. These centers provide individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder access to the highest caliber services with no waiting list.

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.

“We are committed to increasing access to the highest quality of treatment,” said Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA-D, founder and executive director of CARD. “With each new center that joins the expanding CARD family, we build on that commitment in communities across the country.”

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 located as follows:

  • Bakersfield, CA:

8302 Espresso Dr, Ste 100, Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 771-3351

  • Bend, OR:

1550 NE Williamson Blvd, Ste 120, Bend, OR 97701
(541) 640-5601

  • East Elk Grove, CA

9701 Dino Dr, Ste 170, Elk Grove, CA 95624
(916) 892-0013

  • Hermosa Beach, CA

1601 CA-1, Ste 175, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(213) 320-7037

  • Los Alamos, NM

1350 Central Ave, Ste 102, Los Alamos, NM 87544
(505) 551-1241

  • Olivette, MO

1320 Baur Blvd, Olivette, MO 63132
(314) 528-9509

  • Shreveport, LA

7607 Fern Ave, Ste 403-405, Shreveport, LA 71105
(318) 284-8481

For more information or to find a location near you, call (818) 345-2345 or visit 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 230 locations throughout the United States. For more information, visit http://www.centerforautism.com.

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