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Center for Autism and Related Disorders Overview

Woodland Hills, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1990
Company - Private
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) treats individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) using applied behavior analysis (ABA). ABA is empirically proven to be the most effective method for treating individuals with ASD and is recommended by the ... Read more

Mission: To make a difference in the world by providing top quality innovative evidence based and effective treatment to ensure that individuals fulfill their potential.

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  • Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) today announced the opening of eight new treatment centers, which will join its expansive network of locations across the United States. CARD is a premier leader in the field of autism treatment and specializes in using the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to treat individuals of all ages diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ABA is the only scientifically validated treatment for ASD and is most effective when delivered early and at a high level of intensity. CARD strives to meet the growing need for services by continuously opening new centers throughout the country to provide top-quality ABA therapy across all populations. As a result of its unprecedented growth, CARD is hiring entry-level and experienced clinicians and administrative staff at many of its locations. To explore a rewarding career in the field of autism treatment, visit http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQU4n.

    Job Openings at CARD - Entry Level and Experienced Behavior Technician Career Opportunities

    Careers at CARD are rewarding and inspiring. After an unparalleled training program, you will join a supportive team of Behavior Technicians making a difference by helping children grow and learn. In your job as a Behavior Technician, you will connect with families, and you will also become part of the CARD family.

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Center for Autism and Related Disorders – Why Work With Us?


The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) is a well-established, rapidly growing industry leader with abundant opportunities for advancement. Whether you already have experience or you are just getting started, CARD has developed a well-defined career path for your future growth. As you become a successful behavior technician (BCAT, RBT) or behavior analyst (BCBA, BCaBA), your new skills and credentials provide you with many opportunities to advance.

CARD leads the field in top-quality treatment, an achievement that is the product of CARD’s commitment to its patients, the field of applied behavior analysis, and the public policy that creates access to treatment across all demographics. CARD’s founder, Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, is a pioneer and leader in the field of autism treatment and research, and she fosters an environment of collaboration and mentorship.

CARD Careers: By joining the CARD family, you will start a rewarding career helping the lives of individuals affected by autism spectrum disorder. Since CARD was first founded in 1990, our Board Certified Behavior Analysts and behavior technicians have helped thousands of families affected by autism using the principles of applied behavior analysis. Every CARD employee is treated as a valuable professional and an important member of the CARD family. CARD provides state-of-the-art training, support from experienced, certified clinicians, and access to renowned research to build careers that make a difference!

Technology: CARD has been a leader in the development of innovative applications of information technology to the treatment of autism and for the dissemination of applied behavior analysis. CARD’S web-based toolkit, Skills®, is the most comprehensive assessment, curriculum, and treatment management system in existence for the treatment of autism spectrum disorder. The Skills Assessment is a validated comprehensive measurement of over 8,000 skills across eight developmental domains, including social, language, adaptive, academic, cognitive, executive functioning, play, and motor skills. The Skills Language Index has been found to have strong reliability across subscales with internal consistency ranging from 0.73 to 0.997, inter-rater reliability ranging from 0.866 to 0.941, and test-retest reliability ranging from 0.815 to 0.968 (Dixon, Tarbox, Najdowski, Wilke, & Granpeesheh, 2011). The Skills assessment has also been shown to have strong concurrent validity with moderate to high correlations found between parent report and direct observation ranging from 0.646 to 0.954 across domains (Persicke, et al., 2014). All CARD employees are given access to Skills®.

Research & Development: CARD employees have access to CARD’s renowned Research and Development department. While the primary focus of CARD’s research is to identify ways to maximize treatment outcomes, the overall approach to research includes any topic that may hold promise for producing information that could improve the lives of individuals with autism. At CARD, we value our relationships with the families we serve, and CARD researchers take an active role in participating in the parent support and advocacy communities. CARD researchers strive to produce research that is not only of academic interest but, also, of everyday practical value to the families we strive to support. CARD clinicians are encouraged to work with R&D and get involved with research protocols and data collection.

OUR HISTORY

The Center for Autism & Related Disorders was established in 1990 by Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh.

Dr. Doreen studied autism treatment for 12 years under the direction of renowned autism treatment scientist Dr. Ivar Lovaas at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Lovaas discovered that intensive early intervention using applied behavior analysis treatment yielded a 47 percent recovery rate among children with autism who participated in his study.

Building off these findings, Dr. Doreen and her associates authored a treatment curriculum for children diagnosed with autism now known as the CARD Model and opened the first CARD office in Los Angeles, California, in 1990. Dr. Doreen continued to train hundreds of technicians and behavior analysts on this methodology and has successfully treated and recovered tens of thousands of children. Today, CARD has over 100 locations in the United States, with international affiliates in Thailand, South Africa, and the Middle East. In addition, CARD provides parent/therapist training and consultation worldwide through its Remote Clinical Services.

CARD is committed to remaining at the forefront of research on ABA-based methods of autism assessment and treatment. As such, CARD is the third largest non-governmental organization contributing to autism research in the United States. In August 2009, CARD researchers published the first-ever study to document recovery in a large group of children with autism. "Retrospective Analysis of Clinical Records in 38 Cases of Recovery from Autism," published in the Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, earned CARD's Executive Director, Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA-D, the prestigious American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists 2011 George Winokur Research Award.

CARD is equally committed to developing technology to make autism recovery available to professionals and families around the world. Based on over 30 years of research on child development and autism, CARD's breakthrough web-based tool, Skills®, provides comprehensive skill assessment, individualized curriculum design, and the ability to track treatment progress with automatically-generated graphs and clinical timeline charts. Skills™ is designed to teach over 4,000 age-appropriate skills to children with autism, making it the most in-depth, multidisciplinary system of its kind in the world.

With a staff of over 4,000 worldwide, CARD strives for success and even recovery for every individual it treats.

Behavior Technician Careers

Careers at CARD are rewarding and inspiring.
After an unparalleled training program, you will join a supportive team of Behavior Technicians making a difference by helping children grow and learn. In your job as a Behavior Technician, you will connect with families, and you will also become part of the CARD family.

CARD provides all of the necessary training for you to start and grow your career as a Behavior Technician, and beyond!

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Receive All The Training You Need

When you join the team at CARD, you will receive thorough, in-depth training designed to ensure your success in your new career. CARD training is the best in the industry, designed to prepare you to help individuals with autism acquire the skills they need to fulfill their potential.

CARD training has been developed over the course of over 30 years and is based on cutting-edge research that has helped thousands of individuals recover from autism.

Your training will include:

  • In-depth classroom-style training
  • Online webinars with how-to videos for easy reference
  • Hands-on field training with patients
  • Ongoing training and mentorship to help you build a long-term career
  • Optional exam preparation courses when you are ready to become board certified

Behavior technicians undergo extensive training in both ABA and ASD, which has earned them a reputation for high quality and dedication.  Most CARD behavior technicians are Board Certified Autism Technicians (BCATs) or Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs).

Benefits & Perks 

Even More to Love About a Career with CARD
CARD offers many additional benefits and perks for our team members.

Employees are encouraged to take full advantage – you’ve earned it!

With locations open 7 days a week, CARD offers flexible workdays and hours and a clear career path with tuition assistance for employees who qualify. Find out more about the rewarding job of working with individuals affected by autism and the opportunities for advancement and travel.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive pay commensurate with experience
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance for employees who work 30+ hours per week
  • Paid sick days
  • Comprehensive paid initial and ongoing training
  • Travel time pay and mileage reimbursement
  • Opportunities to participate in research
  • Flexible work hours
  • Opportunities to earn credentials to advance your career
  • Board Certified Autism Technician (BCAT)
  • Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
  • Free Continuing Education to maintain your credential
  • Opportunities for career advancement
  • Educational Assistance Program, Master’s in psychology program and Board
  • Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) preparation program
  • US & international travel opportunities
  • Employee discounts for cell phone service, restaurants, retail stores, travel, recreation, and more

Center for Autism and Related Disorders Reviews

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    I have been working at Center for Autism and Related Disorders part-time

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    a lot of jobs to further career, on the job training

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    not many cons, easy to adjust

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Center for Autism and Related Disorders Photos

Center for Autism and Related Disorders photo of: CARD Elk Grove
Center for Autism and Related Disorders photo of: CARD Retreat 2018
Center for Autism and Related Disorders photo of: One of the many perks of being a CARD Clinical Supervisor and Operations Manager - Annual Company Retreats!
Center for Autism and Related Disorders photo of: Dr. Doreen 2015 Woman in Business Award
Center for Autism and Related Disorders photo of: Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, CARD Assessment Center
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Center for Autism and Related Disorders Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Center for Autism and Related Disorders (San Francisco, CA) in July 2020.

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    zoom video conference with staff. ending the meeting with the senior director. questions were straightforward. very friendly staff. My background was not an exact fit for the position.

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    • what is your greatest skill?   1 Answer
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Center for Autism and Related Disorders Awards & Accolades

  • Women in Business Awards: Lifetime Achievement Award, San Fernando Valley Business Journal, 2015
  • American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists Winokur Award, American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists, 2011
  • Champion of Autism Award, NWAF and The Forum, 2015
  • Wendy F. Miller Professional of the Year Award, Autism Society of America, 2007
  • 'Raising the Bar' Award, Parenting Arizona, 2007
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