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Adult Autism Support

Adult Autism Support in Pa.

Community Resources for Independence maintains countless adult autism support services in Pennsylvania for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. We understand your needs and deliver long-term services for adults with autism in Pennsylvania so they can shed unnecessary challenges focus more on what makes them happy.

Adult 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 for adults with autism, as well as support 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 adult autism support services in Pennsylvania that are not part of the Adult Autism Waiver (AAW).

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If you are ready to have a helping hand but are unsure of where to begin, our Care Reps can help you build a program that works for you and your unique needs. To schedule a teleconference or in-person consultation, please call 1-800-530-5541 or complete the form.

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Who is Eligible for Adult Autism Support in PA?

  • 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


CRI provides Supports Coordination to 45 Pennsylvania 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.


Long-Term Services for Adults with Autism in Pa.

  • 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