MAC was founded by parents who sought the very best ABA programming available to restore hope and opportunity to children in Minnesota afflicted with autism. MAC remains true to its founding identity by having experienced parents of autistic children continue to lead with day to day laser focus on delivering life-changing results that only a parent who has lived a life of autism can appreciate. Your child is not a ‘client’ at MAC; he/she is a member of our family.
The Minnesota Autism Center’s activities are directed by a team of highly trained and experienced Mental Health Professionals, which include doctorate level Psychologists, Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors. Each therapy program is implemented by a team of Mental Health Practitioners consisting of a Clinical Supervisor with overall responsibility for designing therapy methods; a Lead Therapist who manages and translates the individual treatment plan (ITP) into specific therapeutic procedures; and several Behavioral Therapists who implement the plan with the child or youth and family. Total therapy hours vary from a minimum of 15 to 40 hours depending on the individual child’s or youth’s characteristics. Program data is collected and analyzed to assess progress and therapeutic effectiveness. The input of parents and caregivers regarding their child’s or youth’s goals is an essential component to the therapy process.