Our Team

The Minnesota Autism Center’s therapy team is composed of experienced Mental Health Professionals and other licensed therapy specialists skilled in providing individualized therapy services to children and adolescents affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. Each of MAC’s therapy teams include Doctorate level Psychologists, Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA), Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors trained in the planning and implementation of all MAC services.

Each program above is individualized by our therapy team to meet the needs of your child, adolescent, and family, and created around the scientifically supported concepts and principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Total therapy hours per day vary depending on the program(s) your child or adolescent is best suited for, but are available for a maximum of 40 hours per week.

All program data obtained during your child’s or adolescent’s therapy time at MAC will be collected, reviewed and analyzed by our therapy team to ensure your child or adolescent is achieving an array of challenging and relevant benchmarks as outlined by their Individualized Treatment Plan (ITP).


Meet Our New CEO

Jeff NicholsMinnesota Autism Center (MAC) announced that its board of directors has elected Jeff Nichols as the new Chief Executive Officer effective Monday, October 1, 2018.

“Jeff has an impressive background that aligns with MAC’s mission and vision. We were pleased to successfully recruit him and we’re excited to support him,” said MAC’s Board Chair, Dave Brumbaugh. “With Jeff’s leadership style and expertise, MAC is in great hands.”

Nichols brings more than 20 years’ experience in executive leadership, with 10 years’ specializing in children’s autism diagnosis and ABA therapy services.

“I am delighted to be joining MAC and look forward to contributing in as many ways as I can to support the good work that the employees have been doing on behalf of their clients and families,” stated Nichols.

Prior to joining MAC, Nichols served as the CEO of One Vision, a regional comprehensive human service provider based in Iowa that provides services to individuals with various abilities. Prior to his role at One Vision, Jeff served as CEO of STRiVE (formerly Mesa Developmental Services,) which is a non-profit organization based in Colorado that provides community-based services and support to individuals with disabilities and their families.

Minnesota Autism Center provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapeutic programs and services for children, adolescents and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). With multiple locations serving the state of Minnesota, MAC currently provides services for children and adolescents ages 2 to 21.