Our Team

OUR TEAM

Dr. Saba Torabian
Saba Torabian, PhD
   

Dr. Saba Torabian is the founder of CARE Foundation. Her passion and inspiration to help children and families affected by autism came after a close person in her family was diagnosed with autism. Saba received her PhD in Child and Human Development at the University of California Davis where she worked with children between the ages of 8-16 who were affected by autism and ADHD. She received her first Master’s degree from San Francisco State University in Social Psychology and her second Master’s degree from UC Davis in Child Development.

Saba has been involved in different projects on parental-based intervention and awareness for parents of children affected by autism spectrum disorders and other forms of disabilities such as ADHD in developing countries. She received different forms of autism parental training such as Pivotal Response Training (PRT) at Stanford University Autism Clinic. Saba has presented her research findings in various autism conferences and meetings internationally and within the United States including International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) and Society for Research and Child Development (SRCD). Saba is the Huffington Post Permanent Blogger on the Topic of Autism. She is the recipient of the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s “2016 Rising Star of 40 Under 40,” award given to 40 people under age 40 recognized for entrepreneurship, community service, and/or major contributions to their field.

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Dr. Ali Bassiri
Dr. Ali Bassiri
Dr. Tasha Oswald
Dr. Tasha Oswald
Ali Samadi, PhD
Ali Samadi, PhD
Mitra Ahani
Mitra Ahani
   

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Dr. Vahid Riasati
Dr. Vahid Riasati
Mrs. Nilufar Gamini
Mrs. Nilufar Gamini