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About

Our Mission

QSAC is a New York City and Long Island based nonprofit that supports children and adults with autism, together with their families, in achieving greater independence, realizing their future potential, and contributing to their communities in a meaningful way by offering person-centered services using the evidence-based principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to improve their communication, socialization, academic, vocational, and functional skills.

Who We Are

QSAC is a New York City and Long Island based nonprofit that supports children and adults with autism, together with their families, in achieving greater independence, realizing their future potential, and contributing to their communities in a meaningful way by offering person-centered services.

QSAC was founded in 1978 by a group of parents confronted with the limited service options for their children with autism. Today, QSAC provides direct services to more than 2,600 children and adults throughout the region. 

QSAC pursues its mission through direct services that provide a supportive and individualized setting for children and adults with autism to improve their communication, socialization, academic, and functional skills using the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA). Programs for children include early intervention, preschool, school, after school, and in-home educational and support services. QSAC’s adult programs include supportive living, skill development programs, vocational training and job placement, and in-home services. All of QSAC’s programs provide supportive and trained staff, high-impact services, and a commitment to quality.

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We are one team committed to making a meaningful and measurable difference in the lives of children and adults with autism. We succeed together because we are: 

Mission-Oriented

  • We stay true to our mission by helping children and adults with autism achieve greater independence and realize their full potential.

  • We value the children, adults, families, and communities we serve.

  • We believe that person-centered programming and supports have the power to change lives.

  • We strive to create engaging and supportive environments for those we serve and for QSAC's staff.

Results-Driven

  • We are innovative thinkers who are determined to find solutions to all challenges we encounter.

  • We care about driving impact and measuring the results of our work. 

  • We go above and beyond to ensure our mission is fulfilled as we work to ensure that all children and adults with autism have access to high-quality services.

  • We follow the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), an evidence-based approach to supporting individuals with developmental disabilities.

Collaborative

  • We support a culture of feedback because we are invested in each other’s growth as professionals, educators, and direct support professionals.

  • We support each other as leaders and lifelong learners.

  • We value each other’s diverse strengths, contributions, and ideas.

  • We foster a workplace that values and encourages peer-reviewed research that explores new and innovative approaches to supporting individuals with autism.

Passionate

  • We look forward to coming to work because we find joy and meaning in supporting children and adults with autism and their families.

  • We care about each other and the autism community.

  • We advocate for the rights of individuals with autism.

  • We celebrate the successes of the individuals we serve.

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