The comprehensive CARD model of treatment includes over 3,500 lessons in eight areas of learning: academic, adaptive, cognition, executive function, language, motor, play, and social skills. In addition, the CARD model’s relationship-building, cognitive, and executive-functioning programs are known throughout the world for their focus on developing advanced skills, such as perspective taking (i.e., inferring others’ thoughts and feelings) and developing and maintaining friendships.
CARD has also developed and utilizes technology to increase access to autism treatment. Skills®, the online autism solution, was developed by CARD and is based on over 30 years of research on child development. CARD supervisors and therapists use the Skills® program to assess a child’s strengths and weaknesses, design a treatment plan, and track progress through integrated reports, graphs, and timelines.
In August, 2009, CARD researchers published "Retrospective Analysis of Clinical Records in 38 Cases of Recovery from Autism” in the highly-regarded Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, showing that recovery from autism is possible.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in 88 children in America is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), making autism more prevalent than juvenile diabetes, pediatric cancer, and pediatric AIDS combined.
“If you think something is wrong, it’s not about you. Don’t bury your head in the sand,” says Monica. “Go get help because the help is out there to make your child’s life so much better.”
About Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD):
CARD treats individuals of all ages who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) with 24 treatment centers around the globe and a staff of over 1,000. CARD was founded in 1990 by leading autism expert and clinical psychologist Doree
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