California Programs for the Autistic, Inc. (C.P.A.) was founded in 1978 by a group of concerned parents committed to finding an alternative for family members with severe autism. At a time when few people knew or had even heard of autism, our parents and families were in the forefront of the field looking for a better way for their adult children to live happy, successful lives in a home setting.
Through innovative and progressive person-centered strategies developed over the past 35 years, CPA promotes the highest possible degree of independence and community integration for each of our men.