CARD Hosts Community-Wide Family Fun Festival in Centreville, Virginia - May 22!

Centreville, Virginia – May 22, 2010 The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD), known worldwide for effectively treating children with autism, will host a carnival style community event at Bull Run Park, located at 7700 Bull Run Drive, in Centreville, Virginia on Saturday May 22, 2010 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. The event is in celebration of CARD’s 20th year anniversary.

“It’s an exciting time for us and we want to celebrate the great strides our clients have made, and bring awareness to the issue of autism,” says CARD Virginia Managing Supervisor Mary Ann Cassell, MA, BCBA. “This event is for everyone in Centreville and surrounding communities. It will be a fun family event, and we invite the community to come out and join us.”

CARD Virginia, located at 6315 Backlick Road, in Springfield, is one of 20 clinics worldwide that the Center for Autism and Related Disorders established to provide effective Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy and parent training with great success. “We’ve had wonderful success with our clients and have even recovered several. These kids go on to attend regular school, develop friendships, and lead happy lives,” says Cassell. “And, this is what we are celebrating.”

The family festival, open to the entire autism community, is free and will feature games, resource booths, food, raffles, prizes and music. All Proceeds of the raffle will benefit Autism Care and Treatment (ACT TODAY)

About the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD): CARD, headquartered in Los Angeles, California, is among the world's largest and most experienced organizations effectively treating children with autism and related disorders. CARD operates 20 clinics worldwide. CARD has treated thousands of children around the world. Its services include (but not limited to): assessments, supervision, parent/teacher training and one-on-one applied behavioral therapy. CARD was established in 1990 by Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA.

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