Emerald Coast Autism Center


Emerald Coast Autism Center

Autism affects 1 in 68 children in the US today, and early intervention is the key to helping these children reach their potential.  Children with autism can learn, but they learn differently.  Emerald Coast Autism Center (ECAC) was founded in 2009 to fill a growing need on the Emerald Coast for an educational and therapeutic resource for children with autism. As a non-profit school, ECAC’s mission is to improve the lives of young children with autism and their families by providing effective treatment and education options during the critical early education years and beyond.  ECAC is unique in its approach to teaching these amazing children, focusing on individualized therapy with a one-to-one student-to-teacher ratio.  All instruction and activities at ECAC are conducted in a manner consistent with the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), currently the only proven intervention for children with autism. 

Honoring ECAC’s motto – reaching kids, supporting families – ECAC also provides Speech and Occupational Therapy onsite to help families obtain additional services for their children without added scheduling and travel.  Furthermore, ECAC strives to help children get the services they need through the establishment of the ECAC Scholarship Fund, a fund dedicated to providing tuition assistance for families with a bona fide financial need.