GAR Services Awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation

CARF International announced that Glendale Association for the Retarded – GAR – Services has been accredited for the maximum three years for its vocational training and job placement programs and services.

GAR received a perfect score, placing it among only 3% of CARF-surveyed organizations. This is a rare distinction that attests to the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. Through the process of the accreditation survey, GAR put itself through a rigorous peer review process and demonstrated to a team of CARF surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services adhere to the highest degree of quality, measurability and accountability.

“Members of our board and I are very proud of the perfect score GAR received from CARF,” said Eric Hamilton, GAR Services board president.  “This shows the dedication, hard work and commitment from everyone at GAR in providing the best possible environment for our Clients in which to thrive.”

In his congratulatory letter to GAR, Dr. Brian J. Boon, president and CEO of CARF International stated, “Please be advised that the CARF surveyors made no recommendations, which signifies that they did not identify any areas of nonconformance to the standards. “This is an extraordinary accomplishment, as only 3 percent of CARF surveys result in no recommendations,” he added.

This is the third time that GAR Services has been awarded a three-year CARF accreditation in the past nine years.