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253 W 35th St
16th floor

New York
New York 10001
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Target demographics: New York City and Long Island. About 75% of the families we serve are low income. Many of QSAC’s participants represent challenging cases referred to QSAC by the Boards of Education and New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Volunteers working with the participants in our program need to be fingerprinted. Volunteers are always needed for admin help, research, phone calls, etc. associated with special events and fundraising.

Programs: QSAC Residential programs feature bothIndividualized Residential Alternatives and Intermediate CareFacilities that offer home environments that foster independence,community integration, individualization and productivity.Each individual residing in a QSAC residence is provided withopportunities to participate in meaningful adult roles and developsocial relationships while at the same time emphasizing individualchoice.Each resident enjoys various recreational and social activities on aregular basis. Each resident is also involved in every facet of thehome environment, including cooking their own meals, shopping for foodand household supplies, and doing regular household chores.The goal of QSAC's residential programs is to create a nurturingenvironment that promotes personal growth and a sense of dignity ineach of our residents.

Mission:
The mission of QSAC, Quality Services for the Autism Community, is tohelp individuals with an autism spectrum disorder to live meaningfuland fulfilled lives in our society. To accomplish this goal QSACdevelops and provides educational, habilitation, residential, support,and recreational programs to meet the needs of persons with autism andtheir families. QSAC aims to help foster and develop a personal senseof worth and dignity for all participants in our programs. Accordingly, QSACprovides and maintains the highest level of professional services thatutilize the most innovative therapeutic techniques. QSAC continuallystrives to develop a better public understanding of the needs ofindividuals with autism and to foster a feeling of responsibilityamong the public for the well being of the autism community. QSAC iscommitted to assisting our consumers in becoming independent andproductive members of their communities.
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04/01/11
QSAC workers truly dedicate their all to their consumers. They work their hardest to provide the autistic population services that they deserve. Autism is a diagnosis however; it does not classify this population as being "not able." Everybody has their own dreams and so those with Autism. They ... more »
10/30/10
Hearing the words, “your child has autism” is like a tiny crack in the ice that spreads until half of a glacier falls into the ocean, and leaves you just as cold. Imagine, now, reading these words on your autistic daughter’s report card: “failure to thrive in the classroom.” Failure to “... more »
10/30/10
My son D. was diagnosed with autism at 20 months, he currently attends QSAC preschool. When D. (now almost 5) started preschool a year ago, we were scared and skeptic, after all he had been receiving services for almost 2 years and very little progress had been made. Little did we know that our... more »
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