Support Coordination

Adult Autism Waiver - Supports Coordination

What is the Autism Waiver?

The Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) is a 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Medicaid waiver designed to provide long-term services and supports for community living, tailored to the specific needs of adults age 21 or older with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The program is designed to help adults with ASD participate in their communities in the ways they want to, based upon their identified needs.

As the Supports Coordinator Organization (SCO), our role is to ensure that each individual is receiving the appropriate services and supports to meet all identified needs. The SCO also helps the participant find and access services that they may need that are not part of the Adult Autism Waiver (AAW).

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CRI provides Supports Coordination to 45 Counties which includes:

Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Elk, Erie, Forest, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Montgomery, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Westmoreland, York.

Who is eligible?

  • Must be age 21 or older.
  • Level of Care
    • Medical Evaluation
    • Diagnosis of autism
  • Recommended for an intermediate care facility (ICF) level of care based on a medical evaluation
  • Determined eligible for Medical Assistance (MA)
  • Meet the financial requirements as determined by your local County Assistance Office

In Addition of Supports Coordination, Services Available by Adult Autism Waiver: 

  • Assistive Technology
  • Career Planning
    • Job Finding
    • Vocational Assessment
  • Community Transition Services
  • Day Habilitation
  • Family Support
  • Home Modifications
  • Nutritional Consultation
  • Residential Habilitation
  • Respite (In-Home & Out-of-Home)
  • Small Group Employment
  • Specialized Skill Development
    • Behavioral Specialist
    • Systematic Skill Building
    • Community Support
  • Supported Employment
    • Extended Employment Supports
    • Intensive Job Coaching
  • Temporary Supplemental Services
  • Therapies (Occupational, Speech and Language, Counseling)
  • Transportation (Trip and Public)
  • Vehicle Modifications