09 Feb Dr. Doreen’s Story
Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA-D has devoted over 40 years to the study and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders, and is recognized as a leading expert in the field. Dr. Granpeesheh earned her PhD in Psychology from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is a licensed psychologist in California, Texas, and Arizona, as well as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Dr. Granpeesheh contributed to the first major Autism treatment study, under the direction of Dr. Ivar Lovaas. The study was published in 1987 and revealed remarkable improvements in participants who received early, intensive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment. In 1990, Dr. Granpeesheh established the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD), which is now among the world’s largest and most experienced organizations providing ABA treatment to children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
In addition, Dr. Granpeesheh serves on the Defeat Autism Now (DAN!) Executive Council, the US Autism and Asperger’s Association (USAAA) Scientific Advisory Board, and the Autism Society of America (ASA) National Board. In 2007, Dr. Granpeesheh was awarded the Wendy F. Miller National Recognition Award for Professional of the Year. This award recognizes significant contributions in the autism field and is one of the ASA’s highest honors. Moreover, Dr. Granpeesheh has presented at countless national and international conferences, has numerous publications, and has been featured on radio, television, online, and in print media.