International Consortium of Autism Institutes
International Consortium of Autism Institutes (ICAI) at a Glance
A Bit of Background
The International Consortium of Autism Institutes (ICAI) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to serve the needs of individuals on the autism spectrum. ICAI is primarily an advocacy group comprised of different autism and related disabilities centers from around the world. Its mission statement is to promote the free exchange of information regarding the health, wellness and educational needs of individuals with autism while simultaneously being respectful of their individual desires. Our vision statement is to make a positive difference in the quality of life of autistic individuals and their loved ones now rather than later.
Making A Difference
The Mission of ICAI:
To consolidate the keynote humanitarian and medical research and information technology resources on autism and to promote, when necessary, an integrated approach to its treatment.
To create a leading structure defining the strategy of social adaptation and medical rehabilitation of children and adults with autism.
To urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis.
Working to Understand Autism One Step at a Time
Research promoted by ICAI is meant to provide an immediate difference in the quality of life of autistic individuals. We are interested in publicizing local innovations that have proven to be of benefit while simultaneously gathering evidence based results to support standard of care guidelines, diagnose comorbidities, avoid polypharmacy and make available proper transition services.
Autism Education & Therapy
Learning to Work with Autism One Child at a Time
ICAI promotes academic training, and professional retraining in the fields of special pedagogy, psychology and psychophysiology of autism. Members of ICAI serve as launching pads for educational programs sponsored by the organization. We are especially interested in elaborating and testing innovative educational and social technologies for work with children and adults with autism.
"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success."