Meet Our Experts
Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh
Co-Founder Autism Care Today & Founder of the Center for Autism & Related Disorders
Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh is the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD).
Dr. Granpeesheh received her Ph.D. in Psychology from UCLA and is licensed by the Medical Board of California and the Texas, Virginia and Arizona State Boards of Psychologists as well as having her Behavior Analyst license by the Arizona and Nevada State Boards of Psychologists. Dr. Granpeesheh holds a Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology from the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards, is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has been providing behavioral therapy for children with autism since 1979.
She is a member of numerous Scientific and Advisory Boards including the US Autism and Asperger’s Association, the Autism File journal, Autism 360/medigenesis and the 4-A Healing Foundation.
Dr. Granpeesheh is also an active member of the Autism Human Rights and Discrimination Initiative Steering Committee, on the Practice Board of the Association for Behavioral Analysis International, and on the Oversight Committee of the Department of Developmental Disabilities for the State of Arizona. In addition, Dr. Granpeesheh currently co-chairs the Early Intervention sub-committee of the North Los Angeles County Taskforce of the Senate Select Committee on Autism and Related Disorders.
Dr. Granpeesheh has had numerous scientific publications on issues concerning the diagnosis and treatment of Autism and currently oversees the behavioral treatment of over 1000 patients through CARD’s 20 clinic sites across the globe.
Co-Founder Autism Network
Shannon Penrod is the proud mother of a teenager who is recovering from Autism. Her son Jem was diagnosed at the age of two and a half after having lost virtually all of his language and social skills.
Helping her son on his journey through Autism became Shannon’s top priority. Whether it was researching new diets, learning the legal ins and outs of special education law or finding funding for ABA therapy, Shannon became her son’s best advocate and an advocate for many other families. In 2009, Shannon began the host and producer of Everyday Autism Miracles, a weekly radio show that focuses solely on Autism and hope.
An award-winning stand-up comedienne, director, and author, Shannon’s goal is to provide families with information and hope while on their journey through autism.