History Of AP
Autism Partnership in Australia commenced services in 1998. We have strong ties to Autism Partnership in the USA, which was was formed in 1994 to meet the tremendous need for effective services to families with children with autism. Based upon our founders' extensive and unique experiences in providing behavioural intervention to children, adolescents and adults we have developed a comprehensive program that provides a variety of services.
Our American directors were intimately involved in the treatment program developed at the UCLA Young Autism Project during the period of 1975-1987. Our current work incorporates the knowledge gained from the University research clinic and combines it with our more recent experience delivering services in community based settings. As knowledge about effective behavioural treatments continues to advance, we have also made innovations to increase accessibility to greater numbers of children in a variety of settings. We have extended the application of this specialised teaching methodology to children who are older and in school settings. While it is clear that the optimal time to begin intervention is at the preschool age, there are many older children who have greatly benefitted from intensive behavioural treatment.
In October 2015, Autism Partnership formally merged with The Centre for Inclusive Schooling of Children with Autism (CISCA). CISCA was established in 2008 to provide a range of consultation services, information, education and resources to schools and families of children with ASD.
The collaborative efforts between families, schools, and other service agencies have made it possible to offer effective treatment to a wide number and variety of children with differing needs.
Autism Partnership currently has offices in locations around the world:
- United States of America
- United Kingdom
- Hong Kong
Visit our USA website for more information