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Executive Director

“Optimizing the Quality of Life for Individuals with Autism” is Anderson’s mission statement. It reflects our commitment to support individuals whose lives are impacted by autism to live the best life possible, and to continue to learn throughout their lifetime.

Anderson staff believe in our mission. Each employee understands it is their responsibility to carry out these ideals in every job ensuring the individuals in our care come first, and foremost.

This shared goal reaches beyond our walls to our families, volunteers, donors, grantors and government funders to work in partnership. These relationships foster a community effort toward a greater understanding of autism today and in the future.

As Anderson’s new Executive Director and CEO, I am proud share in this collaboration. With everyone working together, new ideas and initiatives have emerged and many have already been put into action which will improve the lives of those we support as well as our staff.

Thank you to all our partners as we carry out this essential work. I encourage you to get involved in any way you can.

Patrick D. Paul
CEO/Executive Director

I’m so honored to have this opportunity, I had been looking for my calling for quite a while and I have definitely found it here at Anderson Center. I share a strong sense of trust with the students and have found a creative way to help them feel good about themselves.

Anderson Center Teacher

Important Dates

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Agency Philosophy
ACA’s core philosophy is that all people deserve to live a life of quality.  ACA has evolved into an organization that has the expertise, resources and technology to enable the agency to contribute much toward the optimization of the quality of life of those it serves.

Optimizing the Quality of Life for Individuals with Autism

Anderson Center for Autism as a world-class provider and leader


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