Changing the lives of individuals with Autism, delays and disorders by providing direct training, consultation and community outreach.


Globally, we work with Autisme Rwanda and Immaculee Ilibagiza.

What We Do

Whether it be building an affiliate of St. Nicholas Center for Children in your area or simply needing ongoing training and consultation for your facility, we are here to help. St. Nicholas Center Worldwide provides autism support systems for communities around the world through education, consultation, and advocacy. We have the knowledge and skills necessary to build and deliver training programs that meet the individual needs of each community. We train and build supports necessary to create a sustainable model of education for centers, schools, parents and communities.

We provide parent/staff trainings, free workshops for teachers and daycare providers, and host the annual Louisiana Autism Conference where more than 300 parents, educators, therapists, first responders and others come together to learn practical strategies to work with and care for individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Louisiana Autism Conference

Whether you are a parent, caregiver, educator, therapist, law enforcement, or just the neighbor next door – there will be something for you at this conference. We will have workshops on topics ranging from feeding disorders to dealing with challenging behaviors to implementing strategies and techniques in the classroom.

Keynote Speaker: Laura Schroff, former media executive and international & No.1 New York Times Bestselling Author of An Invisible Thread, An Invisible Thread Young Readers’ Edition, An Invisible Thread Christmas Story, and Angels on Earth.

Laura Schroff is a passionate and compelling voice on the power of small acts of kindness and mentorship. Laura has fully committed herself to advocate and inspire others through her books, An Invisible ThreadAn Invisible Thread Young Readers’ Edition (ages 8-12), An Invisible Thread Christmas Story (ages 4-8), and Angels on Earth.

As a keynote speaker at over 200 events and 100 schools, Laura encourages her audience to look for their own invisible thread connections and highlights the importance of opening up their eyes and hearts to the opportunities where they can make a difference in the lives of others.  An Invisible Thread brings to life the inspiring true story of an 11-year-old panhandler, a busy sales executive, and their unlikely meeting with destiny in 1986.

Since its release in November 2011, An Invisible Thread has been on the New York Times bestsellers list a total of 39 weeks and is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including a Christopher Award, a DreamCatcher Award, a Local Hometown Hero Award presented by New York Congressman Steve Israel and a finalist for Books for a Better Life.  An Invisible Thread Young Readers’ Edition is a 2019 Parents’ Choice Recommended Award winner and received a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Award.

In March 2022, An Invisible Thread celebrated 10 years with a 10th Anniversary Edition including a new Foreword by Laura Schroff, and Afterword, by Maurice Mazyck.

Over Laura’s thirty-year career in advertising sales, she worked with several major media companies.  Laura was part of the advertising team that helped launch and make USA Today a successful national newspaper, and was a part of the launch teams of three of the most successful start-ups in Time Inc. history—InStyle, Teen PEOPLE, and PEOPLE StyleWatch.  Laura was also New York Division Manager at PEOPLE magazine, and New York Ad Manager at Ms. Magazine.

Born and raised on Long Island, Laura currently lives in Westchester. For more information visit

Experience a new DAAY in Louisiana for Autism!

Experience a New DAAY in Louisiana for Autism with Judge Sunny Bailey, the creator of the Detention Alternative for Autistic Youth treatment court, also known as DAAY Court. Established in 2019 out of the eighth judicial court in Las Vegas, Nevada, this diversion program is designed for at-risk youth who have Autism. It combines the efforts of social workers, therapists, probation officers, defense attorneys and prosecutors to address psychiatric needs, behavioral modification, socialization and parent training to get to the root causes and prevent these children from entering the revolving door of the criminal justice system as adults. It is the only program focused on youth with Autism in the nation!

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