WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – (Aug. 19, 2019) – Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) today announced it has been unanimously selected to receive the 2020 Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis (SABA) Programmatic Contributions to Behavior Analysis award. SABA grants the award to organizations that contribute to the ongoing and enduring development of behavior analysis.
“We are exceptionally pleased to recognize CARD’s development of comprehensive, cutting-edge curricula, which helps all who seek its assistance lead fulfilling lives,” said Maria E. Malott, Ph.D., CEO, SABA. “CARD’s highly trained staff, commitment to research, and enormous sphere of influence have been, and will no doubt continue to be, an invaluable service to individuals on the autism spectrum around the world.”
Recognized as a global leader in the field of autism treatment and the third-largest nongovernmental organization contributing to autism research in the United States, CARD specializes in applied behavior analysis (ABA) to treat individuals of all ages diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ABA is the most effective treatment for the deficits and behaviors associated with ASD, using strategies derived from Operant Conditioning Theory, which states that a behavior can be changed if the events preceding it (antecedents) or the events following it (consequences) are manipulated. Research shows that ABA is most effective when delivered early and at a high level of frequency. CARD tailors its program to meet the needs of individuals of all ages by helping them overcome developmental delays, learn to communicate, develop friendships and lead happy, healthy lives.
“All of us at CARD are honored to receive this highly respected award,” said Doreen Granpeesheh, Ph.D., BCBA-D and CARD founder. “It is a testament to the commitment of our behavior analysts over the past 29 years, as well as the dedication of our staff and researchers, which have enabled CARD to help thousands of individuals and their families.”
The award will be presented to CARD at the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Annual Convention in Washington D.C. on May 23, 2020.
About Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)
Center for Autism Related Disorders (CARD) treats individuals of all ages who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at treatment centers around the globe. Its mission is to make a difference in the world to ensure that each individual fulfills his or her potential. 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 http://www.centerforautism.com or call (855) 345-2273.
About Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis (SABA)
The Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis (SABA) was chartered in 1980 for the welfare, financial support, and advancement of the behavior analysis field. SABA is affiliated with the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), the primary membership organization for those interested in the philosophy, science, application, and teaching of behavior analysis. More information is available at http://saba.abainternational.org.