Rye, New York Mayor Salutes World Leading Center for Autism and Related Disorders for 20 Years of Excellence in the Autism Community

By Daphne Plump

Rye, New York Mayor Douglas French recognizes the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD) on its 20 years of leading the way in the successful treatment of autism. “Through the generous dedication, CARD maintains a reputation as one of the world’s largest and most experienced organizations effectively treating children with autism and related disorders,” says Mayor French.

CARD will host a free, community-wide family concert on Sunday, June 13 at Playland Amusement Park, located in Rye. The event will feature local high school performers, up and coming artists and will be headlined by Grammy Winning Artist Freedom Williams - who is best known for his chart topping songs with C & C Music Factory. World renowned autism expert and CARD Founder/ Executive Director Dr. Granpeesheh will serve as mistress of ceremony alongside Comedian Tony Roberts of Comedy Central. The concert will be held from 1:30pm-4:30pm.

One in 110 children is diagnosed with autism in America. . ”We want to bring awareness to autism, as well as celebrate the great strides our clients have made," says Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh. "We are thrilled that Freedom is helping us bring much needed autism awareness to the community."

“The city of Rye applauds Dr. Granpeesheh and wishes the organization continued success,” says Mayor Douglas French.

CARD New York is one of 20 clinics worldwide that the Center for Autism and Related Disorders established to provide effective Applied Behavior Analysis-based therapy and parent training. "We've had great success with our clients and have even recovered many children from autism. These children go on to attend regular school, develop friendships, and lead happy lives," said Lo Curto. "This is what we are celebrating."

The CARD New York Concert is one of 20 events held around the globe, this year, to celebrate CARD’s 20th anniversary. For more information on CARD anniversary events across the globe, visit: www.centerforautism.com/card-anniversary.

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