Our Mission

The Center for Autism, Assertiveness & Social Skills  (CAASS) exists to provide world-class clinical and coaching services to help adults (age 17+) with Autism/Asperger’s & ADHD personality features meet life’s challenges and thrive. This is our approach in mental health treatment or coaching.

CAASS was founded by Ken Smith with a commitment to helping those who need help with Autism/Asperger’s, especially in adulthood. CAASS also helps anyone who needs help overcoming social phobia/anxiety or in need of learning how to respect their rights and those of others assertively.

CAASS provides mental health services and counseling for those age 17+ within the state of Ohio.

CAASS provides coaching services to people all over the US.

CAASS offers speakers and continuing education all over the world.

If you are interested in becoming a client or have questions/need something from CAASS, fill out the online form.

Note about Autism Assessment

We are firm believers in treatment, education, psycho-education, and fulfillment of your potential. We do not just label people with a limiting diagnosis (see the limitation of diagnosis see the book here) or just help a person get disability designation.

That is why we do not diagnosis Autism or any other permanent neuro-developmental challenge without seeing a person for at least six (6) counseling sessions to see what help the person needs. We will help you with whatever challenges you are having at least six (6) sessions before just labeling you. Assessment for Autism & ADHD will take place in the context of therapy. CAASS does not do assessment for Autism or ADHD outside of therapy.