We are here for you

All children are unique. They have their gifts, talents and other things about them that make them special. They also have their challenges. Their own mountains to climb. Children who have autism are no different. They just have autism.

We understand those challenges and are here to help you.

Our philosophy at MAC is one size does not fit all. We recognize your child for being that uniquely, special person who happens to have autism.

We are here to be your resource. Your confidants. Your partner as you navigate through next steps with your child and with your family.

We are here for you.

MAC fast facts

Minnesota Autism Center (MAC) provides therapeutic services to children and adolescents between the ages of 18 months to 21 years who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Our services are center-based and in-home, utilizing several therapeutic modalities all based on the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy, to develop individualized treatment plans and group learning experiences delivered in a 1:1 ratio or group learning setting with a team of mental health professionals.

1996

Year founded

450

Number of employees

370-400

Children and adolescents served at any given time

Latest News and Events

Seeking 50,000 families to participate in autism study

Your DNA may spark answers! SPARK (Simons Powering Autism Research) and the University of Minnesota want to speed up research and advance the understanding of autism. It’s simple. It’s free.

Minnesota is higher than the national average with 1 in 42 children diagnosed with autism (the national average is 1 in 59). We want to help the process of speeding up research by encouraging families to participate in this largest autism study ever done in the U.S.

For more information, call (612) 624-0116 or email spark-mn@umn.edu. You can also learn more at sparkforautism.org/uminnesota or view the video below.

WHY OUR TEAM LOVES WORKING AT MAC

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Our Locations

MAC has 10 centers located throughout the state of Minnesota in addition to its corporate office and assessment center (both located in Minnetonka). Click on any of the center images below to learn more about each location.

What Our Families are Saying

Just when you think you are alone and there is nowhere left to turn, MAC is there. And slowly you exhale. You wipe away tears to see progress. You stand up straight again. You smile more. You realize you are not alone. And that makes all the difference.
B. and L. Coleman
Our experiences with MAC’s therapeutic and specialized programming has been one of the best success stories for our family. We are so appreciative to all the staff and believe our life would be difficult if we were not receiving the professional services we have here.
M. and S. Aden
I can’t imagine where our family would be without Minnesota Autism Center. We came to MAC 10 years ago hoping to find help for our son, instead we found help for our entire family. We are grateful to know MAC is beside us as we navigate our son’s journey into adulthood.
S. Vanderwerf
MAC is such a wonderful part of our son’s life! We have seen him come so far in his progression. The dedication, patience and true compassion the staff shows our son has absolutely been a gift. MAC’s contribution has positively impacted him and has enriched the lives of all of us that love him.
L. Agrimson
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