Our History

Autism Partnership

We are a world class service provider

Autism Partnership (AP) is one of the largest and most established Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) service providers for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in the world. Formed in 1994 in the United States, AP is run by professional clinicians and specializes in providing one-on-one therapy, group interventions and overseas consultation for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their families. We also provide customized school-based training and social groups to meet different needs of schools in the region.

Drawing on over 40 years of experience in ABA and treatment of ASD, our premium service is highly recognized by local and international service agencies and government bodies.
Autism Partnership’s directors started their work together back in the 1970s at the UCLA Young Autism Project. Under the mentoring of Dr. O. Ivar. Lovaas, a pioneer in the treatment of Autism, John McEachin, Ronald Leaf, Tracee Parker, Sanford Slater and Andrea Waks learned their profession. They were involved in all aspects of this seminal project, including development of curriculum and behavioral intervention strategies, implementing and supervising treatment, training therapists, teachers and parents, teaching classes and conducting research. While at UCLA, they contributed to seminal works including books, articles, and conference presentations.
In 1994, they formed Autism Partnership to meet the tremendous need for comprehensive services to families with children with autism. Based upon the founders’ extensive and unique experiences in providing behavioral treatment to children, adolescents and adults, we have developed a flexible treatment program that provides a variety of services. Our goal was to build on the successful foundation of our previous efforts by adapting and refining the treatment and making it more widely available.
AP is run by professional clinicians and has become a worldwide authority for autism spectrum disorder with branch offices in different countries. Autism Partnership now employs more than 300 top-notch professionals worldwide. They come from various educational disciplines and receive ongoing training from our senior U.S. psychologists. With our headquarters in Los Angeles, Autism Partnership has offices all over the world including:

We are the first AP office in the Middle East

AP – Kuwait is a humanitarian organization established in December 2015. In order to contribute to the rehabilitation and treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), In addition to meet the growing need to provide treatment opportunities for autism within the Kuwaiti community over the past few years.