Autism From The Start® makes sure to treat the whole child while also attending to the entire family. By creating enjoyable, useful experiences, both parents and children are empowered with skills to grow in meaningful ways.

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Until June 2016, Autism From The Start® had been providing all services conveniently in a child’s home or community in order to put the families’ needs first.  In time, many families requested center-based services be added to their home programs and we did just that. In June, 2016 the Autism From The Start® Children’s House was opened. Conveniently located in Lenexa, Kansas just off of I-35 in order to be easily accessible from the north, central, and south regions of the Metro area.


AFTS provides families with a fully-assembled and complete team of ASD expertise from the very beginning, so you aren’t left scrambling to find your own resources.  In addition, we have cultivated trusted connections to area specialists, schools, and organizations in order to provide you with a ready-made network that extends into your community.


Autism From The Start® is committed to meeting with new families within days–not months, which is typical today. You will be cared for with warm, personalized attention, and receive services in a timely manner that works with your schedule.


Founder Michelle Macrorie has over 17 years of experience working with children and families. Her background is rich in neuropsychology and assessments, having conducted hundreds of developmental evaluations with a focus on autism spectrum disorders. In addition to Dr. Michelle, the team at Autism From The Start® is comprised of highly qualified specialists who adhere to evidence-based practices and keep up with the latest research about child development and ASD.

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