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Since 1974, the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has been the primary membership organization for those interested in the philosophy, science, application, and teaching of behavior analysis. ABAI provides many services to its members and the field
The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® (BACB®) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1998 to meet professional credentialing needs identified by behavior analysts, governments, and consumers of behavior analysis services.
We are an international accrediting body created to meet accreditation needs specific to the delivery of behavior analysis. We develop and measure voluntary consensus standards for autism and Applied Behavior Analysis service providers.
The National Standards Project – Phase 1 and Phase 2 – answers one of the most pressing public health questions of our time — how do we effectively treat individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?
The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The organization encompass all ages and all spectrums from autism, Down syndrome, Fragile X and various other developmental disabilities. With more than 140,000 members and approximately 700 state and local chapters nationwide, The Arc is on the front lines to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families have the support they need to be members of the community.
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The mission or goal of the ASGO is that all individuals within the autism spectrum will be provided a lifetime network of opportunities to become fully accepted, included, and actively participating members of our community, through family support, education, advocacy, and public awareness.
A group of parents, caregivers, families and friends in the Central Florida area, who share issues related to Autism. We offer each other resources, support, information, events in the community, reviews, and meet-ups in the area.
Our primary service is to provide individualized, direct consultative assistance to individuals with autism and related disabilities in Central Florida and their families.
Our mission is to provide support and assistance with the goal of optimizing the potential of people with autism and related disabilities.
We are leading collaborative efforts across the state that will improve the quality of life for individuals with autism through education, access to comprehensive services, community awareness, inclusion efforts, and coordinated advocacy
Michigan Alliance for Families is a statewide resource to connect families of children with disabilities to resources to help improve their children’s education. We help facilitate parent involvement as a means of improving educational services and outcomes for students with disabilities.
It is our goal to be a leader and partner in the support of individuals with autism, their families/caregivers and professionals serving individuals with autism spectrum disorder to lead a quality and fulfilling life.
Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) provides the connections, expertise and innovative solutions to drive continued business growth, build vibrant communities, create affordable housing, generate tourism and attract and retain key talent to fill Michigan’s vast pipeline of opportunities.
Community Housing Network is a nonprofit organization committed to providing homes for people in need through proven strategies of homelessness prevention, housing assistance and development, community education and referral, advocacy, and additional services
Disability Network of Mid-Michigan is leading the charge to change societal attitudes about people with disabilities, and to provide an environment where everyone, regardless of their abilities, can contribute to their communities based on their own interests, skills, and desires.
At Autism Speaks, our mission is to promote solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of people with autism and their families.
The Central Autism Assessment & Treatment (CAAT) Center is a multidisciplinary student training center that provides comprehensive, evidence-based assessment and treatment for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.
Services are provided to people with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability (I/DD), a Serious Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI), and or those who may be Seriously Emotionally Disturbed (SED). AVCMHA also provides crisis screening services and is committed to providing high quality services.
Mid-Michigan Autism Association is made up of local people working to improve the quality of life for individuals and families living with developmental disability in Mid-Michigan.
We combine experience and peer-support in delivering services to people with disabilities and their families. On a larger scale, we partner with community agencies, schools, and businesses to improve quality of life. Services are provided onsite and various community locations.
Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties (CMHA-CEI) is a public agency serving people in Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties.
START Project Mission: To work with schools, community partners, and families to support students with ASD to become active, engaged members of their schools and local communities, and successfully move into adulthood as independent individuals with many choices and opportunities.
The Autism Society of East Tennessee is a community-based organization that improves the lives of all persons impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders and envisions a community that supports and shows compassion to those affected by autism by providing accessibility through collaboration, education and support services.
Autism Tennessee exists to enrich the lives and experiences of individuals on the autism spectrum, their families, and their surrounding community through support, advocacy, and education. The vision of Autism Tennessee is to create a community where people on the autism spectrum and their families find respect, acceptance, and hope.
Autism Resources of the Mid-South is a leading voice and resource of the autism community in education, advocacy, and support. Autism Resources of the Mid-South is committed to meaningful participation and self-determination in all aspects of life for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. Autism Resources of the Mid-South accomplishes its ongoing mission through close collaboration with a successful network of chapters, members and supporters.
SACC is a non-profit organization, which represents Structured Athletics for Challenged Children of Putnam County. It is an athletic program developed for children with physical and/or mental disabilities to enjoy the many benefits of participating in an athletic environment structured to their abilities. The value of this program is found on the socialization and therapeutic benefits of participating in sports and the strengthening of the participant’s self-esteem.
The Regional Intervention Program (RIP) is a parent-implemented, professionally-supported program for young children and their families who are experiencing challenging behaviors. RIP has been serving families with young children since 1969. This unique, internationally-recognized program guides parents in learning the skills to work directly with their own children while they receive training and support from experienced RIP families.