You deserve the best care available.

The Certified Autism Center (CAC) program was developed to ensure that families and individuals affected by autism can find the highest level of care and support available.

  • Get real help from professionals who specialize in autism
  • Benefit from current treatment and support options
  • Experience an organization-wide staff commitment to helping those affected by autism

Why should you become a Certified Autism Center?

The Certified Autism Center (CAC) certification recognizes organizations that have a highly trained staff and are fully equipped to serve the fastest growing population of developmental disorders.

Becoming a Certified Autism Center is the best way to:
  • Help your center or organization stand out having expertise in the field of Autism
  • Differentiate your facility or organization from competitors
  • Position your center or organization to experience explosive growth as you are able to now serve this market
  • Attract partnerships
  • Better serve individuals and families affected by autism
Who should apply to become a Certified Autism Center?
  • Speech and Hearing Centers
  • Physical Therapy Clinics
  • Occupational Therapy Facilities
  • Hospitals & Physicians’ Offices
  • Psychological Services
  • Educational Centers
  • Childcare Centers
  • Home Healthcare Facilities
  • Entertainment Venues
  • Theme Parks
  • Museums
  • Resort Destinations
  • Travel Companies

Meeting a Growing Need for Specialized Care

$262 Billion

is spent on Autism related services in the US each year

600% Increase

Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder in the world

41 States

have insurance mandates to cover Autism related services

$60K Annually

cost to a family with 1 child with Autism

With a 600% increase in diagnoses, autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder in the world. In 2014, 1:68 children were diagnosed with Autism. How can individuals on the autism spectrum and their families get the help they need? And how can hospitals, therapy clinics, education facilities and other autism support professionals keep up with such a growing demand?

Learn how autism training and certifications are delivering results in this exclusive report.

 

Certified Autism Center

Requirements

All Certified Autism Centers meet the following requirements:

  • Dedicated to serving individuals with autism
  • At least 80% of staff is trained and certified in the field of Autism
  • Maintain compliance with National Healthcare/Education Accreditation standards
  • Is committed to ongoing training in autism
  • Complies with HIPPA and ADA requirements

Learn More

  • “We are excited to become a Certified Autism Center. As an organization that is committed to education and training, we are always looking for ways to invest in our staff’s continual professional development and help our program stand out from our competition. So far this year we have put 28 staff members through the Certified Autism Specialist program and have been very impressed with the results.”

    Daniel Bayes, M.Ed., BCBA, CAS

    Executive Director | Bayes Achievement Center

  • “At JSHC we are dedicated to serving the speech and hearing needs for individuals with Autism. To help demonstrate our commitment to Autism, we chose to put our entire staff, including myself, through the Certified Autism Specialist program and become one of the first Certified Autism Centers in our area.”

    Michael R. Howland, CAS

    President & CEO | Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center