[Re-posted from original blog post dated May 21, 2012]
ACT Today!’s Founder and President Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA-D received the Fearless Women Visionary Award at this year’s Fearless Women Visions of a New World Global Conference, held in Los Angeles May 18-19, 2012.
Dr. Doreen has dedicated over thirty years to helping individuals with autism lead healthy, productive lives. She is a world-renowned clinical psychologist and expert in the field of autism research and therapy. She has worked with a wide range of patients – from high-functioning children with autism to the most challenging individuals whose families have been told to give up hope.
Dr. Doreen has an unparalleled recovery rate, enabling children with autism to lead independent lives. With a PhD in Psychology from UCLA, Dr. Doreen is licensed by the medical boards of California, Texas, Virginia, Arizona and is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst. She is the 2011 recipient of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists’ prestigious Winokur Award.
Dr. Doreen founded the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc.
(CARD) in 1990. It one of the world’s largest and most experienced organizations effectively treating children with autism using state-of-the-art therapy. CARD develops individualized treatment plans utilizing the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), a behavioral treatment approach which the scientific community has empirically validated. Under Dr. Doreen’s leadership, CARD has seen success with every child over the past 20 years.
About the Fearless Women Movement:
The Fearless Women movement and organization were inspired by the HH Dalai Lama who in 2009 declared, “The world will be saved by western woman.” Fearless Women Global founder and visionary photographer, Mary Ann Halpin took this to heart, gathering women with the wisdom, dynamism and vision to lead the way. One of her first steps was to create a book series titled Fearless Women. Fearless Women Day events in twelve major U.S. cities followed.
A global visionary movement, Fearless Women Global fosters women who make a difference in the world by overcoming their own fear with courage and uplifting others with love. Inspiring growth and transformation of themselves and others, Fearless Women Global builds self-direction, confidence and connections.
At the helm is Fearless Women Global, an international company with a mission to inspire, motivate, educate and connect women leaders, business owners, and community members. Members form enduring connections through its membership program, events, products, services and non-profit activities.
In addition, the sister non-profit organization, A Billion Fearless Women, aims to bring a billion women together globally to generate and support charitable projects that create a more compassionate, equitable and healthy world. One such project is Miracle Village in Ki-Mombasa, Uganda, where a new community with educational and health care facilities is being built for women and children living in extreme poverty and fear.
Fearless Women Global and its partners are a sisterhood of women who are stronger together than on their own as they support, honor and stand for each other in our challenged world.