New Book Shares Autism Treatment Model Practiced by Global Leader in Autism Treatment

The book, written as a user-friendly manual for clinicians, students, and anyone intent on providing evidence-based autism treatment, includes chapters on diagnosis, effective treatment, data collection, parent training, foundational research, and practical resources to help readers implement a top-quality autism treatment program.

LOS ANGELES (September 24, 2014) – Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) today announced the release of its new book “Evidence-Based Treatment for Individuals with Autism: The CARD® Model.” The book represents the culmination of three decades of autism treatment and research, detailing every aspect of autism treatment, from diagnosis and treatment planning to organizational structures that facilitate top-quality, evidence-based autism treatment. Edited by Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, Dr. Jonathan Tarbox, Dr. Adel Najdowski, and Julie Kornack, the book includes practical guidance on optimizing treatment, whether the challenges are behavioral, regional, or cultural, including strategies to increase access to autism treatment, gain the support of reluctant family members, work effectively with other disciplines, and take advantage of technological advances. Published by Elsevier, “EvidenceBased Treatment for Individuals with Autism: The CARD® Model” is widely available for purchase at most booksellers and Amazon.

“We are excited to share the CARD® treatment model,” said Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, founder and executive director of CARD. “Our purpose in writing this book was to create a practical resource for clinicians and students whose goal is to provide evidence-based autism treatment. We hope this book makes top-quality autism treatment more broadly available around the globe.”

Widely considered a gold standard in autism treatment, the CARD® Model is utilized at CARD’s 28 locations throughout the United States and internationally at affiliate sites in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

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About Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)

CARD® treats individuals of all ages who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at its 28 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 over 1,500 individuals across the nation and internationally. For more information, visit or call (855) 345-2273.