Adult Autism Waiver Services

Center for Community Resources (CCR) offers supports coordination for the Adult Autism Waiver. CCR provides supports to locate, coordinate, and monitor services for individuals, 21 years of age and older, who are living with autism spectrum disorder.

To be placed on the interest list call 866-539-7689.

General Program Questions

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.

What are some of the key features of the Adult Autism Waiver?

  • Designed to meet the needs of adults with autism spectrum disorder
  • Administered at the state level directly by the Bureau of Autism Services
  • Does not use IQ as an eligibility factor
  • Providers required to complete autism-specific training and meet standards
  • Clinical and behavioral support, as well as technical assistance, is available to enrolled providers
  • Service planning and measures of success based on individual goals
  • Services based on proven approaches to help participants realize these goals

What are some other important features of the Adult Autism Waiver?

  • Priority given to individuals not receiving ongoing state/federally funded services
  • Physical health services are not included as a waiver service; participants retain existing medical insurance
  • Choice of enrolled provider for each service
  • Residential Habilitation services (24/7) available if assessment determines need
  • Higher income eligibility threshold than the eligibility threshold usually applied to persons living in the community

Waiver services are available statewide in Pennsylvania.

Check the county listing for the services available in your area.

Need Help? Call 844-360-4372

Call 844-360-4372 and speak to one of our Information and Referral specialists.

Information will be collected and an appointment will be scheduled if needed.

Follow up will be provided to make sure that you are getting the help you need.

Center for Community Resources (CCR) is an integrated point of contact for individuals and families in need of referrals and resources; helping to navigate the human services system.