The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) is hosting an open house for its new CARD Massachusetts office opening up on Saturday, June 30, 2012 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, at 118 Long Pond Road, Ste. 205 in Plymouth!
After packing up what seemed to be an ever-expanding mass of boxes, we set out to begin our 40-plus hour drive to Massachusetts with my wife, our 5-year-old son, Jackson, our 8-month-old black lab puppy, Stella, and everything that was left when the movers drove off with our trailer which included things like 50 hangers, a bag of flour, a water gun, two laundry baskets, and a cowboy hat. All of that sounded like a recipe for disaster to me, but it wasn’t at all. We had to do some serious editing the next morning, so that whoever wasn’t driving still had circulation in their legs, but it was surprisingly enjoyable.
CARD is proud to announce the official opening of our CARD Massachusetts treatment center, located at 118 Long Pond Road, Suite 205, in Plymouth, Massachusetts! CARD Massachusetts provides a variety of services based on the scientifically proven, applied-behavior-analysis (ABA) approach. Services include center-based treatment, home therapy and supervision, parent training, and school shadowing. The grand opening will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2012 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The community is invited to meet the staff, tour the facility and review the state-of-the-art CARD curriculum. Refreshments and kid-friendly activities will be provided.
Stephanie and I met when we were twelve, in junior high and went to high school together as well. We were friends in high school but went to college in different states and didn’t really have any contact until after we graduated. A year or so after we graduated, we ran in to each other back in our hometown and started talking again. It didn’t take long to realize how much we had in common and for us to decide we should be together. We now have a 5-year-old son, named Jackson, who is an incredible kid. He’s smart, creative, empathetic, and funny. Of course he has his moments, but people always comment on how well behaved he is and how well he listens. We credit a good amount of this to our ABA background, the rest is just his personality.
Katie Giboney, another supervisor, who became a really close friend of ours in the Austin office, set up a going away party for us at Torchy’s Tacos. Almost all the CARD Austin office came out to say goodbye. It was a great night for reminiscing with friends over tacos and queso. We were really touched at the support our office showed by coming out and celebrating with us.
We are so proud to finally announce that CARD is coming to Massachusetts! We’ve had an outpouring of support from so many families in need of services in the Boston area and we are happy to answer the call!