One in 68 Children has Autism

Our Impact 

Founded in 1978 by a group of parents, QSAC has more than three decades of experience in supporting children and adults with autism and their families throughout the Greater New York City Area.

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7 out of 12 students in our Early Intervention Program began talking. QSAC’s Early Intervention Program is designed to address the behavioral and educational goals of families as outlined in their child’s Individualized Family Service Plan.
7 out of 12 Students in our Early intervention classroom began talking.
In 2015, QSAC opened three new residences for adults with autism. Our Residential Program provides supportive home environments that foster independence, community integration, individualization and productivity for the individuals we serve.
In 2013, four students graduated from our Day School in Whitestone (Queens). The Day School provides a supportive learning environment for school-age children with autism between the ages of 5 and 21.
Over the past five years, QSAC has had a 35% increase in program capacity throughout the agency. During this time, we have launched new programs while also expanding existing services. Our new programs include housing advocacy, independent support services, and others.
More than 750 families were supported by our Service Coordination Program. Our Service Coordination program assists individuals with autism and their families in obtaining clinical, educational, financial, medical, residential and social services.
More than 800 families were supported by our Community Habilitation Program. The Community Habilitation Program is primarily a skills training program designed to assist families who are caring for their disabled loved one at home.
Each year, QSAC serves more than 2,100 children and adults with an autism spectrum disorder. Participants receive a range of services from early intervention for young children to a supportive residential program for adults with autism.
61% of QSAC’s participants come from low-income communities throughout New York City and Long Island.
100% of our preschool students graduated with a way to communicate. For some of our students that meant using PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System), for others it was using spoken words.
11% of students in our Day School transition to a less-restrictive educational setting. The Day School provides a supportive learning environment for school-age children with autism between the ages of 5 and 21.
11% of students in our Day School transition to a less-restrictive educational setting. The Day School provides a supportive learning environment for school-age children with autism between the ages of 5 and 21.
11% of students in our Day School transition to a less-restrictive educational setting. The Day School provides a supportive learning environment for school-age children with autism between the ages of 5 and 21.