About CARD

Our Mission

The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University at Albany (CARD Albany) is a university-affiliated resource center that brings research and practice together in community settings. CARD Albany provides evidence-based training and support to families and professionals, and through ongoing research, contributes knowledge to the field of autism spectrum disorders.

A hallmark of CARD Albany programs is the integration of research, training and practice. Staff represent many disciplines - including psychology, education, social work, behavior analysis, and rehabilitation counseling - which contributes to our comprehensive understanding of autism spectrum disorders.

The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) specializes in research, education, and training on topics associated with autism spectrum disorders, challenging behavior, parenting, and inclusion. CARD is also home base for the Regional Center for Autism, a program created to address the limited availability and rising costs of specialized services related to the education of children with autism. CARD-Albany provides program development, training, and support for individuals, families, professionals and peers of people with autism and related disabilities throughout the Capital Region and state.