Autism Partnership (AP) is one of the largest and most established Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) service providers for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in the world. Formed in 1994 in the United States, AP is run by professional clinicians and specialises in providing one to one therapy, group interventions, school consultations and overseas consultation for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their families.
Autism Partnership’s Directors started their work together in the 1970s at the UCLA Young Autism Project. Under the mentoring of Dr. Ivar Lovaas, a pioneer in the intervention of autism, John McEachin, Ronald Leaf, Mitchell Taubman, Tracee Parker, Sanford Slater and Andrea Waks learned their profession. They were involved in all aspects of this seminal project, including the development of curriculum and behavioural intervention strategies, implementing and supervising intervention, training therapists, teachers and parents, teaching classes and conducting research. While at UCLA, they contributed to seminal works including books, articles, and conference presentations.
In 1994, they founded Autism Partnership to meet the tremendous need for comprehensive services to families with children with autism. Based upon the founders’ extensive and unique experiences in providing behavioural intervention to children, adolescents and adults, we have developed a flexible yet systematic intervention programme that provides a variety of services. Our goal was to build on the successful foundation of our previous efforts by adapting and reﬁning the intervention and making it more widely available.
AP is run by professional practitioners and has become a worldwide authority for Autism Spectrum Disorders with branch offices in different countries. Autism Partnership now employs more than 300 highly-qualified professionals worldwide. They come from various educational disciplines and receive ongoing training from our senior U.S. psychologists.
Autism Partnership staff speak at national and international conferences and have published numerous research articles which have appeared in peer-reviewed scientific journals. They have published some widely used books including:
- A Work in Progress: Behavior Management Strategies & A Curriculum for Intensive Behavioral Treatment of Autism
- It’s Time for School: Building Quality ABA Educational Programs for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Sense and Nonsense in the Behavioral Treatment of Autism: It Has to be Said
- Crafting Connections: Contemporary Applied Behavior Analysis for Enriching the Social Lives of Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder