General Information for Adults with Autism
WHAT IS THE CONSOLIDATED WAIVER & THE PERSON/FAMILY DIRECTED SUPPORT WAIVER FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY?
The Pennsylvania Consolidated Waiver & the Person/Family Support Waiver is designed to help individuals with an intellectual disability live more independently in their homes & communities and to provide a variety of services that promote community living, including self-directed service models & traditional, agency-based service models.
Respite Services are direct services that are provided to supervise and support participants living in private homes on a short-term basis due to the absence or need for relief of those persons normally providing care.
PIECE OF OUR PUZZLE PROVIDES ADULTS WITH THE FOLLOWING SERVICES
HOME AND COMMUNITY HABILITATION (UNLICENSED)
This is a direct service (face-to-face) provided in home and community settings to assist participants in acquiring, maintaining, and improving self-help, domestic, socialization, and adaptive skills necessary to reside successfully in home and community-based settings.
WHAT IS THE ADULT AUTISM WAIVER?
The Adult Autism Waiver is one of two programs in Pennsylvania specifically designed to help adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder participate in their communities in the way that they want to, based on their identified needs. For more information and frequently asked questions about the Adult Autism Waiver please visit the link below or call 1-866-539-7689.
This service helps a participant gain skills needed to live in the community. The intent of this service is to reduce the need for direct assistance by improving a participant’s ability to live independently in the community.
THE INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE WAS SOURCED FROM PENNSYLVANIA'S DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE PA DHS, PLEASE VISIT THEIR WEBSITE.
Piece of Our Puzzle
Companion services are provided to participants living in private homes for the limited purposes of providing supervision and assistance that is focused solely on the health and safety of the adult participant with intellectual disabilities.