The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD), has been named one of the top three largest non-governmental financial supporters of autism research in the United States, and the only for-profit organization in the top three-tier ranking. The research findings come from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services’ Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC), whose mission is to provide a blueprint for autism research that is advisory to the Department of Health and Human Services and serves as a basis for partnerships with other agencies and private organizations involved in autism research and services.
“It’s a great honor to have our enduring commitment to research recognized at the highest level,“ says Jonathan Tarbox, PhD, BCBA-D, CARD Director of Research and Development. “The vast majority of our research is on applied behavior analysis (ABA) methods of assessment and treatment. Our team’s approach also includes any topic which may hold promise for producing information that could improve the lives of individuals with autism.”
CARD’s research department is committed to the scientific method as the only valid approach to evaluating treatment for autism. The team’s mission is to conduct empirical research on the assessment and treatment of autism and to disseminate our research findings and derived technology through publication and the education of both professionals and the public.
For more information about the CARD research department, visit: http://centerforautism.com/research-mission.php.