Mission: Minnesota autism center's (mac) mission is to promote and provide home, school and center-based behavioral and academic services for children and youth affected by autism spectrum disorders. Mac promotes the general education and wefare of persons challenged by autism spectrum disorders and supports the development of heathly families.
Programs: The minnesota autism center (mac) provides therapeutic support for children, youth and families affected by autism spectrum disorders (asd). The mac is staffed by highly trained professionals who provide applied behavioral analysis (aba) therapy on an individual basis, with the goal of reducing and eliminating the signs and symptoms of autism. The mac services children and youth ages 2 to 21 throughout the state of minnesota through a variety programs. The mac is approved to provide individualized programs in 30 counties throughout the state of minnesota. These programs are tailored to meet the needs of each child or youth and their families. Additionally, mac services are directed by a team of licensed mental health professionals; these services include assessments and diagnosis. The team of mac's mental health professionals conduct intake and yearly assessments on-site at the mac headquarters. Furthermore, family feedback sessions are an essential component to the assessment process early intervention program the mac provides early intervention programs primarily for preschool aged children in either a home or center-based setting. Early intervention programs are intensive, often consisting of over 40 hours of therapy per week. School age program the mac's school age programs serve children that are of school age, with the goal of the program to help the child acquire functional skills in the areas of communication, socialization and daily living; the program focuses on reducing challenging behaviors which may interfere with the child's functioning in home, community and school settings. The mac school the mac school strives to educate students on the autism spectrum who possess a wide range of abilities. The goals of the mac school are to foster academic success, independence, self-awareness, social consciousness and behavioral management skills. The mac school is a year-round program providing intensive, individualized instruction and a rich and fulfilling school experience. The mac school served students in 4th grade through 12th grade over the past year, mac provided the following: assessments and diagnosis.