Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh is the Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD®), which she founded in 1990. Under her leadership, CARD® has become one of the world’s largest and most experienced organizations effectively treating individuals affected by autism spectrum disorder using the principles and procedures of applied behavior analysis (ABA). She is the author of numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and of the book Evidence-Based Treatment for Individuals with Autism: The CARD® Model.
Dr. Granpeesheh is a world-renowned licensed psychologist and behavior analyst with expertise in the field of autism research and treatment. She has worked with a wide range of patients – from individuals with minimal delays to the most challenging individuals whose families had been told to give up hope. Dr. Granpeesheh has an unparalleled recovery rate, enabling individuals with autism to lead independent lives. With a doctorate in psychology from UCLA, Dr. Granpeesheh is licensed by multiple state medical boards and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D). She is the 2011 recipient of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists’ prestigious Winokur Award.
Dr. Granpeesheh is also the founder and president of Autism Care Today, a national nonprofit organization that provides grants for resources and treatments to individuals affected by autism and their families.