The Brown Center is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that delivers year-round, family-focused programming for young children through six years old who are impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders. BCA has long been well-known for its indescribably dynamic culture that is palpable from the first moment visitors cross the threshold. From our signature red front door, the “well-loved” coziness of our many gathering spaces, and the animated and spirited energy of our team—the culture of BCA is undeniably rich and welcoming. Our staff members know that successful autism intervention is not something we do to a child–but rather something we do with a family. Team members continually strive for professional excellence and personal growth–and cultivate a sense of creativity, teamwork, fun, and a willingness to think outside-the-box in a fully inter-disciplinary environment. We cordially invite you to stop by for a visit any time and see for yourself!
Since 2008, the Brown Center’s comprehensive family approach to intervention has been truly changing the landscape of traditional autism treatment. Families, educators, and interns from a dozen U.S. states and territories and from as far as Japan, Belgium, France, Canada and Russia have relocated to Nashville to become part of the Brown Center. Family and staff members work together to develop goals for each child, and staff members are heavily cross-trained across disciplines to deliver the greatest consistency in each and every treatment session and in the home. It is our firm belief that this strategy is the core of successful therapeutic programming for children with autism and the key to helping our children achieve their highest potential. Because of this unique approach and our strong, data-driven outcomes, our Nashville-based program is sought out internationally, and our vision is to replicate and share our model world-wide.
The pieces and parts that make up BCA are nothing new under the sun. “Family-centered” is the catch phrase of the new millennium in healthcare. But what should “family-centered” look and act like? It is the purposeful synthesis of knowledge and orchestration of action based upon this knowledge that is exclusive to the “BCA way”. From our highest leadership to our clinical team, we are intentionally composed of credentialed professionals, many of whom are also parents of children with autism. We know the outcomes of our children are directly proportional to how effectively we train and support our families. BCA offers in-house family counseling services to help guide our families as they adjust to a child’s diagnosis, as well as monthly Family Gatherings, formal and one-to-one parent training, and home-based intervention services. Click here to contact current or former BCA families to learn more about their individualized experience as a part of our Brown Center community.