Center for Autism and Related Disorders Recognizes Dedication of Staff during COVID-19 Pandemic

Amid uncertainty caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and the disruption of services that aim to support people affected with autism, many staff from the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) still perform their responsibilities as therapists. The remarkable display of dedication caught the attention of CARD founder, Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh.

“April is Autism Awareness Month, and cancellation of events and other awareness efforts have been difficult for CARD and our patients,” said Dr. Granpeesheh. “But seeing the heroism of our wonderful staff in this time of crisis is a testament to the commitment of our behavior analysts and our organization as a whole.”

To express sincere gratitude for their hard work and commitment, Dr. Granpeesheh launched a collection of true and awe-inspiring stories called CARD Heroes to recognize CARD staff who are going beyond expectations to provide services to families in need of autism treatment.

“We are teaching, healing, and connecting across our centers and across the country,” added Briana Hall, behavior therapist and CARD Hero from Manhattan, New York. “As we manage through these perilous times, our commitment to help others becomes clearer than ever with each family we continue to serve.”

To see the CARD Heroes stories, visit:

Stories are also viewable on all CARD social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram: and

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. For more information, visit or call (818) 345-2345.