From April 16th, 2009

CARD has Spirit, Yes We Do!

In honor of Autism Awareness Month and the birthday of CARD Founder and Executive Director Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA, CARD held their 1st Annual CARD Spirit Day this past Friday, April 10th, 2009 at headquarters. Staff was encouraged to come to work dressed up in CARD apparel and accessories to show their support for the company and the cause. From t-shirts to temporary tattoos, CARDian’s walked the halls of the building expressing their love for the company and Dr. Granpeesheh. At twelve o’clock all the employees came together to see a very creative skit from the Research and Development Department…

Living with Autism

By Darhiana Mateo, The Cafe’ Magazine Shortly after Elsa Sanchez’s son Israel’s first birthday, the La Grange Park mom suspected something was wrong. Her fair-skinned, redheaded second child wouldn’t look at her in the eyes or try to form words, and he never seemed at ease. When Israel was 2 years old, his pediatrician confirmed her fears: He was diagnosed with autism. “That was the saddest day of my life,” says Sanchez. “I didn’t know what autism was. The first thing that popped to my head was ‘Is there a cure? How can I help my son?’ ” Israel, now…