Center for Autism and Related Disorders Opens New Treatment Center in Paramus, NJ
Joining over 60 other centers, Paramus is the latest CARD® center to provide treatment for individuals with autism.
PARAMUS, NJ (Mar. 16, 2016) – Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) today announced the opening of its new treatment center at 10 Forest Avenue, Unit #15, Paramus, NJ 07652. Recognized as a global leader in the field of autism treatment, CARD® specializes in applied behavior analysis (ABA) to treat individuals of all ages diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 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 Paramus center becomes CARD’s first location in New Jersey and third center in the New York City metropolitan area, joining locations in Manhattan and Larchmont, NY. CARD® offers center-based services, home-based services, school-based services, vocational services, diagnostic and assessment services, and social skills groups for individuals of all ages with ASD. CARD® creates individualized treatment plans for each patient tailored to his or her specific needs.
“We are excited about the opening of our new Paramus, NJ, center,” said Deidra King, CARD® regional manager. “We have been warmly welcomed by the local autism community here in New Jersey and have already been providing our top-quality services in New Jersey for over 2 years out of our New York centers. We look forward to working closely with the autism and special needs community and recognize the importance of increasing accessibility to autism treatment for families in New Jersey.”
The Paramus center is one of over 60 centers that provides services based on the CARD® Model developed Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA-D, founder and executive director of CARD. Dr. Granpeesheh has dedicated over 30 years to helping individuals with autism fulfill their potential and lead healthy, productive lives. Since its founding in 1990, CARD® has helped thousands of individuals affected by autism and their families access the services and supports they need.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that one in every 68 individuals in the U.S. is diagnosed with ASD, with one in 42 boys and one in 189 girls diagnosed. These 2014 figures represent a 30 percent increase since 2008, when the previous report was released. As the prevalence of ASD has increased, services for individuals 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 individual’s development. CARD® strives to meet that need by continuously opening new centers throughout the country to provide top-quality ABA therapy across all populations.
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 clinical 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® employs a dedicated team of nearly 2,000 individuals across the nation and internationally. For more information, visit www.centerforautism.com or call (855) 345-2273.