CASP Adds 62 Member Organizations


Two Board Members Elected and 18 Special Interest Groups Established

WAKEFIELD, MA – May 20, 2021 The Council of Autism Service Providers (CASP) announced today that 62 new members and 18 special interest groups (SIG) were added to the organization in the last six months. CASP has 225 member organizations focused on developing evidence-based best practices for the approximately 70,000 individuals nationwide served by its CASP member autism service providers.  The SIGs are open to CASP members and range in topics from adult programs to insurance & Medicaid to ethics to telehealth.

Also announced today was the election of two CASP members to the Board of Directors. The new directors are Dr. Eric Larsson, executive director, Clinical Services, Lovaas Institute Midwest and Naa Garrido, chief executive officer, Galena Autism Behavioral Services.  Dr. Larsson implements the Lovaas Institute’s renowned program of intensive early intervention services with families of children who suffer from autism. He is a Licensed Psychologist and doctoral-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  Garrido is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a State Licensed Behavior Specialist. She has extensive experience with autism spectrum disorder and challenging behaviors.

“As the prevalence of autism has climbed and consumer demand for evidence-based practice has accelerated, CASP membership has mirrored this growth. Today, our members are taking another step forward and establishing 18 SIGs to deepen their focus on best practices and on running sustainable organizations,” said Lorri Unumb, Esq., chief executive officer, CASP. “We look forward to the output from each SIG. We are also excited to welcome Dr. Eric Larsson and Naa Garrido to the Board of Directors. Both are executives in the field who bring new perspectives to the provision of high-quality autism services.”

CASP is a non-profit association of for-profit and not-for-profit agencies serving individuals with autism spectrum disorders. It is focused on advocacy, best practice development, and education.

CASP Special Interest Groups

CASP SIGs are groups within the larger CASP association with a shared interest in advancing a specific area of knowledge or learning.  SIG members work together to define challenges, produce solutions, and, as appropriate, document best practices.

  • CentralReach
  • Client Outcomes
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Documentation
  • Education Funding
  • Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS)
  • Ethics
  • Insurance and Medicaid
  • Multispecialty Practice
  • Nonprofit
  • Parent Training
  • Profound Autism
  • Promoting ABA
  • Residential
  • Schools
  • Small Providers
  • Telehealth
  • Tricare

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About the Council of Autism Service Providers

The Council of Autism Service Providers is a non-profit association of for-profit and not-for-profit agencies serving individuals with autism and other developmental disorders. CASP supports its members by cultivating, sharing, and advocating for provider best practices in autism services. CASP member agencies employ more than 50,000 professionals providing services to children and adults with autism across the United States. More information is available at