Quality Services for the Autism Community

Experts say Asperger’s syndrome has no ties to violence
News Melissa Chan 12/18/2012 at 9:00AM

A diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome had no link to shooting suspect Adam Lanza’s decision to kill in cold blood, experts said. “The eyes of the world are on this wrenching tragedy,” said Dr. Valerie Paradiz, director of Autistic Global Initiative. “With 1 in 88 now diagnosed, misinformation could easily trigger increased prejudice and misunderstanding.” Lanza [...]

Group home for individuals with autism coming to Bayside
News Melissa Chan 6/15/2012 at 3:33AM

A proposed group home in Bayside that will house eight individuals with autism was unanimously approved by Community Board 11 last week. Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC), a non-profit organization, is set to purchase the home at 78-42 Springfield Boulevard. QSAC — which has 21 facilities in Manhattan, Bronx, Queens and Nassau County [...]