Our Mission: Florida Autism Center builds a culture of clinical excellence that allows children, their families and our team members to reach their personal potential.
Florida Autism Center (FAC) was founded in 2005 by Chryssy Moor, and serves the autism community with center-based ABA therapy throughout the state of Florida. The organization employs a diverse and talented team of behavior analysts at each of its locations. FAC is a practicum and supervision site for Nova Southeastern University and Florida Institute of Technology. We are proud to have several Ph.D. level employees and consultants on staff in addition to 67 BCBA’s and 15 BCaBA’s. All of our behavior therapists receive complimentary RBT training to advance their careers and maintain FAC’s reputation of ensuring the highest level of clinical quality across our organization.
The University of Florida Behavior Analysis Research Clinic (BARC) with Timothy Vollmer, Ph.D BCBA-D, BARC Clinical & Research Director, Kerri Peters, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Intensive Feeding specialist Vivian Ibanez, Ph.D., BCBA-D and FAC have established a collaboration that allows UF to provide clinical and research expertise as well as professional training and high-quality peer review for FAC staff to ensure on-going best practices happen at all FAC locations.
FAC provides treatment based on the basic principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, and has a specific focus on early, intensive behavioral intervention, verbal behavior, and social skills. ABA therapy at FAC is completely individualized. There are no cookie cutter, one size fits all, plans because each program is written to meet the individual needs of each child. A BCBA will design and oversee the program that involves the child’s skills, needs, deficits, interests, as well as family preferences. These are all used to determine treatment goals for the individual in different skill areas – everything from daily living skills to communication and language. Goals are adjusted as the child progresses and the BCBA will meet regularly with the family to help apply what is being done successfully in the center to the home environment. We are all on this journey with your child together and we recognize the importance of working together to support one another along the way.
FAC operates on the understanding that involvement and support of the special needs community is an integral part of our organization. We participate in local community events surrounding each of our centers and provide resource lists of other organizations in the area that support a variety of needs integral to a child’s development. FAC offers our caregivers continued training opportunities to advance their understanding of the principles of behavior analysis so they may support their child as he/she progresses.
We have continued to expand our footprint across the state of Florida and our mission is to continue bringing services to children with autism in their own communities. Our unwavering commitment to our clients has earned us the reputation of the leading provider of center-based ABA therapy services in the state of Florida. We are passionate about the work we do and truly value that families are entrusting us with their child and counting on us to meet their needs for growth and progression. FAC is truly dedicated to making sure that each child, employee, and family member reaches their maximum potential.