Who is a Certified Autism Specialist (CAS)?
The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) defines a Certified Autism Specialist (CAS) as a professional who is responsible for the support and/or services provided to an individual on the autism spectrum that directly relates to the professionals’ specific scope of practice. To achieve designation as a Certified Autism Specialist (CAS), a professional must have a Master’s degree in a related field, significant experience and professional development in the field of Autism, as well as pass a rigorous certification exam.
Since the majority of our clients have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), we wanted to make sure we are at the leading edge of professional development and knowledge in the field of Autism to provide the best possible evaluations to our clients. We currently have 2 Certified Autism Specialists on our staff, Dr. James Williams, our COO, and Bruce Bloom, M.Ed., our Founder and CEO. They are both considered experts where Autism and employment meet due to their specialized knowledge and ability to evaluate and serve adults with Autism in achieving their post-secondary employment, education, and independent living goals. To learn more about the Certified Autism Specialist Credential, visit the IBCCES website at International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards.