Need for development
Until now, there has not been a published set of standards, guidelines, or resources specifically designed to address needs of autism service organizations, at the organizational level.
The overarching goal of the CASP Organizational Standards & Guidelines is to fill this void, and to help organizations committed to providing high-quality treatment ensure their sustainability and position themselves to grow the services and supports they are able to provide for individuals with ASD and their families.
With the increasing prevalence of ASD, mandates recognizing ABA as a treatment to be covered by health plans, growing interest of governmental entities in service regulation, and the variety of economic pressures associated with treatment, provider organizations have no time to waste in establishing comprehensive practice guidelines.
Who can use them?
While the standards are written for service providers, they can also assist consumers, funders, and regulators working to ensure that organizations are positioned to deliver the quality of treatment that consumers and patients deserve.
How were they developed?
These standards reflect hundreds of hours contributed by recognized experts in diverse areas with specialized knowledge regarding the structures and processes critical to providing quality services to individuals with ASD and their families.
What is covered?
The standards manual focuses on three main areas and the structural supports and processes needed to deliver and sustain high-quality services and manage treatment costs:
- Operations and Compliance
- Risk Management