Center for Autism and Related Disorders

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Center for Autism and Related Disorders Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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Doreen Granpeesheh
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Pros
  • Offers great training in Applied Behavior Analysis (in 3 reviews)

  • nice work environment, and friendly management (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • There is a lot of driving commute (in 3 reviews)

  • Very low pay for what positions require (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 2 year employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Center for Autism and Related Disorders

    Pros

    Great pay, solid training, great families

    Cons

    frequent cancellations from parents and no compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Center for Autism and Related Disorders Response

    Mar 23, 2015Staffing Resource Manager

    Hello and thank you for your comments! We are happy that you have enjoyed your experience with regards to your training and the wonderful families you are working with at CARD.

    With regards to
    ... More

  2. They expect a lot from their employees considering how little they pay and support them.

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    Current Employee - ABA Therapist in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - ABA Therapist in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Center for Autism and Related Disorders part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The company works with children who genuinely need help. I believe the supervisors and most of the staff are passionate about what they do.

    Cons

    The work is tiring, therapists get burnt out, they want lots of hours, and are terrible at scheduling (several times I have been scheduled on my days off because it is so disorganized). Despite CONSTANTLY hiring and training new staff, they are forever understaffed. The supervisors are completely overworked and therapists are under-appreciated. They do not pay well enough for how much energy they expect from their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more, when your employees say they are getting burnt out, ask if they want fewer hours. Allow them to have a full two days off without over scheduling them. Pay them a living wage! It is near impossible to be a therapist at CARD with 2 days off AND work enough hours to get benefits. You must work 30 hours a week (doing exhausting ABA therapy with Autistic kids) for 3 months straight to be eligible for benefits which would be enough to make many people quit, or go to rehab.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Dynamic fun company. Fellow employees and management are great.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Center for Autism and Related Disorders full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Love how much they help children. Company is growing fast and provides tons of opportunity for growth and advancement.

    Cons

    Change is inevitable, this can result in the things you like going away.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Case Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Case Supervisor
    Current Employee - Case Supervisor

    I have been working at Center for Autism and Related Disorders full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working with the kids is amazing. I have worked in the healthcare and human services industries for a long time. This job is very difficult, but with it comes much reward. Results can be inspiring.

    Cons

    Work can be stressful because you are dealing with families that are in high stress situations. Be calm and don't take things personally and you will be fine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work hard to make sure everyone feels connected. Policies seem to change frequently which can be confusing for all to keep up with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. A learning experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Center for Autism and Related Disorders

    Pros

    Seeing the Kiddos and their progress

    Cons

    Lack of communication from corporate

    Center for Autism and Related Disorders Response

    Feb 24, 2015Staffing Resource Manager

    Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your experiences with your clients, and that you have learned a lot from your training! We hope that you have been able to ... More

  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Consultant turned Employee

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    Current Employee - Management in Tarzana, CA
    Current Employee - Management in Tarzana, CA

    I have been working at Center for Autism and Related Disorders

    Pros

    I came into the company skeptical but over a period of time became a believer. So much so, that I have voted with my feet and now work at the Company. This is a company that is truly moving the field of Autism forward. It is contributing every bit of its resources towards developing products and services that can help everyone affected directly or indirectly by ASD.

    Cons

    The field itself is undergoing a vast change especially as it relates to regulations and payer sources. With the advent of Insurance, its not getting any easier to provide quality service at current reimbursement rates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate, communicate, communicate.
    Explain, explain, explain.
    It's a young, dedicated and rational workforce which goes above and beyond the call of duty.
    Management needs to slows down and makes everyone understand the rational behind the decisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Center for Autism and Related Disorders

    Pros

    Card always took care of me. The only reason I left was to have my own little ones :)

    Cons

    Sometimes the driving was a challenge but worth it to help my clients

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great company, finds niches for employees to grow and succeed

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    Current Employee - Behavioral Therapist
    Current Employee - Behavioral Therapist

    I have been working at Center for Autism and Related Disorders full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - motivating environment
    - supportive of career growth
    - great mission of helping every child and family affected by autism access treatment

    Cons

    - need to be open to fast pace environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to keep up the great work. Work on sharing core values with therapists in the field. Keep us in the loop.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. The kids are amazing

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    Current Employee - Behavioral Therapist
    Current Employee - Behavioral Therapist

    I have been working at Center for Autism and Related Disorders

    Pros

    - making a difference in the lives of kids and families
    - EXTENSIVE training
    - Never boring / not a desk job!

    Cons

    - it can take a while to learn all of the concepts and feel comfortable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Love the kids, not the company

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    Current Employee - ABA Therapist
    Current Employee - ABA Therapist

    I have been working at Center for Autism and Related Disorders part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The children and the difference you make.

    Cons

    Very low pay. $12/hour is not enough for the work we do.
    Does not offer sufficient training for working some children, physical harm to therapists as a result.
    Hours are constantly being changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer better hands-on training.
    Increase pay.
    Eliminate year contract - no other places do this and they offer a better hourly rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Center for Autism and Related Disorders Response

    Feb 24, 2015Staffing Resource Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you are helping us make a difference in the lives of our wonderful patients and families. We would also like to take a moment to respond to ... More

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