CERAC is an organisation founded in 1983, and is a non-profit organisation declared to be of public interest in 1996, with the goal of caring for and treating people with ASD. It is the owner of the CERAC day centre, which began running in 1976 as a dependent service of APAFAC.
It is the member of the Autism Catalonia Federation and the Autism Spain Confederation.
With 40 years of experience and a team of professionals with accumulated expertise, we work for people with ASD, starting from their diagnosis, assessing their skills and shortcomings, and planning the therapeutic objectives that the individual may reach.
The objective is the learning of strategies, which will allow the person with ASD to improve their capacity to adapt to their environment, improving their quality of life.
The years of working with people affected by autism have made us see that we should not limit therapeutic intervention to our physical team.
We must implement strategies for learning and coping “in situ”, in the areas where the people carry out their life.
To that end, it is necessary to intervene:
• In the heart of the family: counselling and implementation of strategies to modify behaviour and resolve conflicts.
• In the school field: counselling for the teaching staff, training caregivers and allowing the child with ASD to adapt. Working on comprehension and respect of classmates towards the student with ASD.
• In the in the field of work: working on labour insertion, both in special work centres as well as in ordinary companies.
Experience supports us and drives us to continue working on our diagnostic services and day centre services, and to begin working in new fields, which surely will be a plus in the quality of life for people with ASD.
Currently CERAC is responsible for rendering the following services:
Diagnosis and counselling: Directing by a multidisciplinary and experienced team, which has the resources necessary to carry out prolonged, continuous observations. It is addressed both towards affected families and to institutions that help people with ASD.
Outpatient treatment: provides educational, psychological and medical treatment for ASD and other child-onset pathologies.
Psychosocial rehabilitation: it deals with emotional/relational, communicative, cognitive, personal autonomy and social inclusion aspects via individualised programmes.
Training and counselling for teachers, on students with ASD in the schooling field.
Social skills learning workshops for people with ASD.