CARD Founder to Speak at Defeat Autism Now Spring Conference!

CARD Founder and Executive Director Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA-D is scheduled to speak at the 2010 ARI/Defeat Autism Now! Spring Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Interview on Autism

The Autism Research Institute and Defeat Autism Now! (DAN!) will host its 2010 Spring Conference on April 8-11, 2010 at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. The conference will feature level one and level two clinician seminars, a nutrition seminar, and both science and parent workshop tracks. Clinician and Nutrition Seminars Nurses, doctors, and other healthcare professionals may qualify for continuing medical education (CME) credits for attending the level one or two clinician seminar as well as the nutrition seminar. Seven AMA-PRA Category 1 CME credits are available for each day of the clinician and nutrition seminars. The level one seminar serves as an introduction to autism treatments, including gastrointestinal issues and metabolic concerns.

The level two seminar is designed to provide more in-depth information for healthcare professionals that have experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum. In addition to the CMEs that are available for the clinician and nutrition seminars, up to 7.5 CME credits may be received for attending the science session on April 10 and five CME credits for the Sunday, April 11 science session. Parent and Caregiver Workshops ARI and DAN! have created a series of workshops designed to meet the information needs of parents and caregivers of children with autism.

About Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh:
Dr. Granpeesheh has dedicated thirty years to helping individuals with autism lead healthy, productive lives. Dr. Granpeesheh started her studies in autism as an undergraduate student at UCLA. While completing her graduate degree there, she worked with Dr. Ivar Lovaas on the world‐renowned outcome study published in 1987 which showed a recovery rate of close to 50% among the study’s research participants. She earned a PhD in Psychology from UCLA in 1990.

Dr. Granpeesheh is licensed by the Medical Board of California, the Texas and Arizona State Boards of Psychologists, and the Dubai Healthcare City. She earned a Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology from the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

She is an active member of many boards whose mission is to advance the treatment of autism. She is on the Scientific Advisory Board of the US Autism and Asperger's Association and is the first vice chair of the national board of directors of the Autism Society of America. She is a member of the Autism Human Rights and Discrimination Initiative steering committee and the oversight committee of the Department of Developmental Disabilities for the State of Arizona. She is the founding member and President of ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment) a non‐profit organization that helps families access effective treatment.

Dr. Granpeesheh founded the Center for Autism & Related Disorders (CARD) in 1990. Today, CARD is a worldwide leader in providing effective autism treatments to About Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA‐D thousands of clients. CARD provides both regional and remote services around the globe through its 18 satellite sites in California (9 sites), New York (2 sites), Virginia, Illinois, Texas, Arizona, Australia, and New Zealand. With a mission to increase access to the most effective treatments, CARD has developed strong working relationships with parent organizations, schools and government agencies all over the world, including the Middle East, Europe, and Hawaii.

Dr. Granpeesheh is known throughout the world as an expert in the field of autism research and treatment. Specific areas of expertise and research include curriculum development from early intervention through the early stages of adulthood, assessment, language skill acquisition, feeding, pill swallowing, the use of Hyperbaric Oxygenation Therapy, long‐term outcomes, and the effects of reductions in treatment hours. She has trained thousands of professionals and families on her treatment techniques and curriculum, leading to a faster dissemination of quality treatment information.

She is often sought to speak at the most prestigious autism and behavior analysis conferences, including Autism One, Association for Behavior Analysis, Defeat Autism Now, and the Autism Society of America. Through her active participation and direction in research, curriculum development and treatment, Dr. Granpeesheh has consistently demonstrated the effectiveness of Applied Behavior Analysis intervention. She has not only helped tens of thousands of families, but has successfully helped many children and young adults attain their highest potential, giving further merit to the notion that autism is treatable and that individuals affected can lead independent, meaningful lives.

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