Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh Appears on California PBS Talk Show this Week

Orange, CA – Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA, Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD) will once again be featured on the KOCE – PBS (California) award-winning talk show, Dialogue with Doti and Dodge. The show, hosted by Jim Doti and Kristina Dodge airs tonight, December 09, at 11:30pm, and again this Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 11:00am.

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The show includes a discussion about causes, treatments and most importantly the issue of recovery which has been a controversial topic. Some believe it is not possible to achieve “recovery” and others say it should not be a goal of individuals with autism. Dr. Granpeesheh will define recovery and discuss the science behind recovery. She will also present proof in the form of her newly released film, Recovered: Journeys Through the Autism Spectrum and Back, directed by Michele Jaquis. The film tells the story of four children diagnosed with autism, who achieved success using treatments rooted in Applied Behavior Analysis. The documentary includes clips of therapy sessions along with interviews of the children who are now teenagers, their parents, therapists, and Dr. Granpeesheh.

Dr. Granpeesheh will also touch on issues of treatment funding, and will be joined by Nancy Alspaugh, the executive director of ACT Today! (Autism Care & Treatment), a non profit organization with a mission to expand access to effective autism treatment.

Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh is world renowned for her therapy method and recovery rates. She has treated tens of thousands of children with autism in her career and has seen significant recovery rates.

A highly recognized psychologist in the field of autism, Dr. Granpeesheh recently earned one of the Autism Society of America’s highest honors – the Wendy F. Miller National Recognition Award for Professional of the Year (2007). The award recognizes significant contributions made by a psychologist, psychiatrist, physician, and other professionals in the autism field. That same year, Dr. Granpeesheh was elected to the Autism Society of America (ASA) Board of Directors. She also serves on the Defeat Autism Now (DAN!) Executive Council and the US Autism and Aspergers Association (USAAA) Scientific Advisory Board.

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