The Council of Autism Service Providers (CASP), a nationally recognized non-profit supporting individuals with autism and other developmental disorders, announced today the development of a new accreditation program to address Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services.
CASP is now seeking volunteers to join its newly formed CASP Accreditation Standards Review Committee to support this effort. The volunteer expert panel will be comprised of a diverse group of stakeholders, including providers, health insurance industry leaders, employers, and consumer advocates, and will be charged with developing robust but workable standards to serve as a basis for organizational accreditation.
“Autism diagnoses have skyrocketed over the past two decades, which has led to an escalation of research into effective evidence-based treatment options,” said Lorri Unumb, CEO, CASP. “Access to services has increased, the number of providers has expanded, and resources spent has grown dramatically, all of which intensifies the need for the field to systematically and collaboratively establish generally accepted standards of care and verify adherence to these standards through a rigorous accreditation system for providers.”