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 2,500 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. 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.
In support of its direct service programs, QSAC works to be an innovator in the field of developmental disability providers by implementing new technologies to best support the children and adults in our programs. In addition, QSAC’s clinical and educational leadership teams regularly embark on research projects that seek to further unlock new and innovative strategies and methodologies for best supporting the learning outcomes of the individuals we serve.
To extend its impact, QSAC offers parent and sibling support groups, trainings, an online learning platform, an annual conference for parents, and other programs that expand the community’s awareness regarding autism and access to services.