Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) announced the opening of its new treatment centers in Phoenix and Chandler with Family Fun Days scheduled on Saturday, Oct. 18. CARD provides a variety of services using the evidence-based principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to treat the delays and challenges commonly associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at over 28 centers worldwide. ABA is the only scientifically validated treatment for ASD, and research shows that it is most effective when delivered early and at a high level of intensity. The events will feature a presentation by leading autism expert, Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA-D, child-friendly games and activities, food and refreshments. The events are free and childcare will be provided. To RSVP, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 818-345-2345 x322.
“We invite the community to join us for a fun-filled and informational day,” said Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, founder and executive director of CARD. “CARD’s goal is to ensure that every individual diagnosed with autism has access to top quality treatment for a brighter future.”
The first Family Fun Day will take place at the CARD office in Phoenix from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The address is 2400 W. Dunlap Ave., Suite 100 in Phoenix, Ariz. 85021. The next event will take place from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the CARD office in Chandler at 290 S. Alma School Rd., Suite 01, Chandler, Ariz. 85224.
CARD services include center-based treatment, home-based services and supervision, integrated services for adults, parent training, and school shadowing. Clients receive CARD’s cutting edge curriculum while receiving care from top quality ABA therapists and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) supervisors.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), estimates that one in every 68 children in America is diagnosed with ASD, with one in 42 boys and one in 189 girls diagnosed. This is more than a 30 percent increase since the 2008 report. As the prevalence of ASD has increased, services for children with ASD have not always kept pace with demand. As a result, families affected by ASD may encounter challenges when trying to access quality treatment. The increase in autism diagnoses and the lack of resources available to families in many communities leave parents struggling to access the services that are crucial to their child’s development.