The Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) Board of Trustees approved Santiago Canyon College’s (SCC) proposed curriculum for an (Autism) Behavior Technician certificate program. The program will now be submitted to the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office for state approval. The District and SCC plan to offer the certificate program to students once this approval is secured.

The partnership is a great example of how our colleges work with industry to address vital community needs. The Behavior Technician certificate program is a win for our students, our colleges, the industry and most importantly our community’s autistic children and their families.
— RSCCD Chancellor Raúl Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Board of Trustees


  • Self funded PPOs are not required by Federal Law to cover ABA.  The Autism Business Association is working to ensure all health plans cover ABA therapy.    

  • Removed the sunset for ABA Services In California in 2016. >>Read More

  • Collaborated with stakeholders to develop a model and allow access to services. - Download PDF here

  • Supporting our community - Every year the association identifies a charity to support. Most recently the association proudly donated 1000 backs to children in need.


The Autism Business Association advocates for access to services for individuals with autism and related disabilities. Ensuring equal access across all socio-economic groups. Per CA's Disparity Report, there remains work to be done. Our community is our greatest resource in addressing this.



Laws are ever changing and our industry is evolving so we monitor the legislation to assure changes will not affect access to quality programs. The association actively works with the Department of Education to ensure children have access to high quality ABA programs.   




Tony Thurmond was sworn in as the 28th California State Superintendent of Public Instruction on January 7, 2019. 



Preserving the Medicaid system and preserving mental health parity benefits for the autism population.   

The Autism Business Association is dedicated to protecting federally funded programs for individuals with autism and related disabilities.

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