Center for Autism and Related Disorders Opens Six New Treatment Centers

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CARD serves individuals of all ages affected by autism spectrum disorder with no waiting list.

Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) announces the opening of six new treatment centers, joining over 200 centers across the United States. The new centers are located in Downtown Baton Rouge, LA; North Denver, CO; Edison, NJ; Elizabethtown, KY; Riverside, CA; and San Dimas, CA. Individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder can access treatment without delay. In keeping with its social justice initiative to provide services across all populations, the locations in California and Louisiana welcome Medicaid patients, as well as all private insurance and TRICARE, and the North Denver location will be able to accept Medicaid in the near future. Families can access top-quality 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.

“Center-based services are the cornerstone of CARD's commitment to helping individuals with autism increase their rate of skill acquisition,” explained Dr. Dennis Dixon, CARD’s chief science officer.

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.

“At CARD, we want parents to feel like they are joining a supportive family that understands their most critical needs,” said Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA-D, founder of CARD. “As we continue to expand into new communities across the country, we advance our mission to create to help individuals with autism flourish.”

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:

  • Downtown Baton Rouge, LA: (225) 529-3890
  • North Denver, CO: (720) 452-0335
  • Edison, NJ: (848) 247-6235
  • Elizabethtown, KY: (502) 358-5106
  • Riverside, CA: (951) 900-6390
  • San Dimas, CA: (909) 971-4141

For more information, call (818) 345-2345 or visit CARD online at or find a location near you by visiting

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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