The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) is a well-established, rapidly growing industry leader with abundant opportunities for advancement. Whether you already have experience or you are just getting started, CARD has developed a well-defined career path for your future growth. As you become a successful behavior technician (BCAT, RBT) or behavior analyst (BCBA, BCaBA), your new skills and credentials provide you with many opportunities to advance.
What makes us unique?
CARD leads the field in top-quality treatment, an achievement that is the product of CARD’s commitment to its patients, the field of applied behavior analysis, and the public policy that creates access to treatment across all demographics. CARD’s founder, Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, is a pioneer and leader in the field of autism treatment and research, and she fosters an environment of collaboration and mentorship.
CARD Careers: By joining the CARD family, you will start a rewarding career helping the lives of individuals affected by autism spectrum disorder. Since CARD was first founded in 1990, our Board Certified Behavior Analysts and behavior technicians have helped thousands of families affected by autism using the principles of applied behavior analysis. Every CARD employee is treated as a valuable professional and an important member of the CARD family. CARD provides state-of-the-art training, support from experienced, certified clinicians, and access to renowned research to build careers that make a difference!
Technology: CARD has been a leader in the development of innovative applications of information technology to the treatment of autism and for the dissemination of applied behavior analysis. CARD’S web-based toolkit, Skills®, is the most comprehensive assessment, curriculum, and treatment management system in existence for the treatment of autism spectrum disorder. The Skills Assessment is a validated comprehensive measurement of over 8,000 skills across eight developmental domains, including social, language, adaptive, academic, cognitive, executive functioning, play, and motor skills. The Skills Language Index has been found to have strong reliability across subscales with internal consistency ranging from 0.73 to 0.997, inter-rater reliability ranging from 0.866 to 0.941, and test-retest reliability ranging from 0.815 to 0.968 (Dixon, Tarbox, Najdowski, Wilke, & Granpeesheh, 2011). The Skills assessment has also been shown to have strong concurrent validity with moderate to high correlations found between parent report and direct observation ranging from 0.646 to 0.954 across domains (Persicke, et al., 2014). All CARD employees are given access to Skills®.
Research & Development: CARD employees have access to CARD’s renowned Research and Development department. While the primary focus of CARD’s research is to identify ways to maximize treatment outcomes, the overall approach to research includes any topic that may hold promise for producing information that could improve the lives of individuals with autism. At CARD, we value our relationships with the families we serve, and CARD researchers take an active role in participating in the parent support and advocacy communities. CARD researchers strive to produce research that is not only of academic interest but, also, of everyday practical value to the families we strive to support. CARD clinicians are encouraged to work with R&D and get involved with research protocols and data collection.