CARD developed a treatment approach for children with autism, up to age seven, that focuses on minimizing challenging behaviors and maximizing skill acquisition. Once new behaviors are mastered, they focus on generalization with the goal of transitioning each child into the mainstream educational system. If necessary, they also provide school shadowing services so children have the support they need in the classroom. The CARDÂ® Teen Services Program is flexible and can be tailored to individuals with a broad range of needs. Specifically, the program targets communication skills, adaptive skills (i.e., dressing, making meals, toileting, etc.), and problem behaviors. The Program also assists individuals with mild deficits who may need assistance acquiring more complex social skills and applying them with their peers in their natural environments.