It is our pleasure to share with you a part of CSAAC’s unique service programs and rich history. In the 35 years since its inception in 1979, CSAAC has become a national leader in the provision of services to individuals impacted with autism. What began as a small group of parents living in Montgomery County, Maryland who knew that there was an alternative the institutionalization of their loved ones disabled by autism, has become a recognized innovator of a vast array of critical services to persons with autism, ranging from Intensive Early Intervention services, to Educational Services, Residential Supports and Supported Employment programs for adults and community-based residential supports for both children and adults.
Initially, funded only by passion, commitment to their children and the knowledge that alternatives must be developed, CSAAC families sought the support of local and state officials and governmental units who continue to provide their assistance so that mission of CSAAC can be realized. From its creation, CSAAC’s was designed to provide the highest level of service and support to individuals with autism. A continuous process of internal and external evaluations and re-examination has guided our efforts to become the premier service provider supporting children and adults diagnosed with autism. Our goal is to empower the individuals we serve to reach their potential by providing tools and supports necessary so that they may live their lives as fully and independently as possible. We have incorporated this philosophy into our tagline: enhancing the lives of individuals with autism. However, this is much more than a tagline – it describes how we gauge success at CSAAC.
In this website, you will find a snapshot of the lives of more than 300 individuals living with autism and supported by CSAAC, their families, the hundreds of dedicated staff who work tirelessly to carry out this agency’s mission, and the countless volunteers, legislators, community leaders and board members who facilitate our efforts. Behind these numbers are real people, forging real changes and providing real supports that will benefit our community for generations to come.
I welcome you to explore our agency, its accomplishments and the wonderful individuals that CSAAC supports. Together, we will continue to make a difference.
Intensive Early Intervention Program