Center for Autism and Related Disorders opens Cummings Center location

Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) has established a new location in Cummings Center. The Beverly site is the sixth CARD office to open in Massachusetts.

“We are very happy with our new Beverly location,” said Nicole Chatigny, regional manager for CARD.

Founded in 1990, CARD has more than 180 locations in 32 states. Its clinicians specialize in using applied behavior analysis in the treatment of autism spectrum disorder. The curricula can be tailored to the specific needs of individuals, helping them learn to communicate, develop friendships, and build life skills.

The nearly 3,400-square-foot location at 100 Cummings Center features a sensory gym, which helps children with special needs develop their sensory, communication, and motor skills while improving fitness. Unlike standard fitness gyms that use treadmills and weights, a sensory gym is specifically geared for child development.

“Cummings’ in-house design and construction teams were able to create a child-friendly space to complement and enhance CARD’s programs,” said Mary Carroll, leasing manager at Cummings Properties, who worked on the transaction with brokerage firm TOLD Partners, Inc. “We are so pleased that CARD chose Cummings Center from which to offer its important services to North Shore families.”

Cummings Center is home to a variety of medical offices, including some that focus on the needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. EMARC, Northeast Arc, and Peer Projects operate programs at Cummings Centers.

Cummings Properties’ portfolio of 11 million square feet of prime space accommodates offices, healthcare facilities, labs, restaurants, retail storefronts, warehouses, co-working spaces, executive suites, and more. With a portfolio of this size and variety, the firm can meet almost any commercial real estate need from 150 square feet to 300,000 square feet. Its in-house experts in design, construction, and property management offer “one-stop shopping” for the business community.