One in 68 Children has Autism

Our Impact

Did you know that QSAC serves more than 2,000 children and adults with autism each year? For more information on the many ways in which QSAC has an impact on the autism community, please click the link below.

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Our Resources

QSAC offers extensive resources for parents and professional development. Learn more about QSAC support groups for parents, online resources, continuing educations and available BCBA courses. 

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Support groups

Our support groups provide a forum for parents to share the successes, disappointments, and anxieties that arise from caring for a child with autism (offered in English and Spanish).

For more information please call (718) 7-AUTISM, ext. 2060.

Click here to view full details and dates for our training/support groups.

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"Special Olympics gave me the first chance to discover a talent I didn't know I had."

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"On Monday, nine developers were awarded over $100,000 in prizes after completing a three-month software development competition focused on developing mobile and wireless technology that can help impr...

AT&T and NYU have announced the winners of the Connect Ability Challenge.

AT&T, NYU Announce Winners for Connect Ability Challenge
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Latest News
July 13th
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June 29th
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June 1st
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May 29th
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May 20th
Quality Services for the Autism Community’s (QSAC), a nonprofit providing services for children and adults with autism, celebrated the opening of its new center for supporting adults with autism in Suffolk County with a ribbon cutting ceremony on We…
Calendar

August

Tue, Aug 4 - 6:30pm:

Douglaston SSG

QSAC Preschool, 245-37 60th Ave., Douglaston, NY 11362

Mon, Aug 10 - 7:00pm:

LI PSG & SSG

872 Atlantic Ave., Baldwin, NY 11510

Tue, Aug 11 - 6:30pm:

Douglaston SSG

QSAC Preschool, 245-37 60th Ave., Douglaston, NY 11362

Wed, Aug 12 - 9:30am:

Douglaston PSG

QSAC Preschool, 245-37 60th Ave., Douglaston, NY 11362

Mon, Aug 24 - 7:00pm:

LI PSG & SSG

872 Atlantic Ave., Baldwin, NY 11510

Mon, Aug 31 - 7:00pm:

LI PSG & SSG

872 Atlantic Ave., Baldwin, NY 11510

September

Tue, Sep 8 - 6:30pm:

Manhattan PSG

253 W. 35th St., 14th Floor, New York, NY 10001

Mon, Sep 14 - 7:00pm:

LI PSG & SSG

872 Atlantic Ave., Baldwin, NY 11510

Mon, Sep 28 - 7:00pm:

LI PSG & SSG

872 Atlantic Ave., Baldwin, NY 11510

Tue, Sep 29 - 6:30pm:

Manhattan PSG

253 W. 35th St., 14th Floor, New York, NY 10001