Adult Autism Services
AERI is proud to provide exemplary services to adults diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. AERI is an approved provider for the Pennsylvania Adult Autism Waiver.
ADULT AUTISM SERVICES AT AERI
AERI provides support to adults through the following services:
Behavior Specialist Services provide behavioral support for adults who may demonstrate behavioral challenges because of limited social skills, limited communication skills, or impaired sensory systems. Behavioral Specialist Services provides interventions that assist adults with increasing adaptive behaviors. Our Behavior Specialist Services aim to replace or modify challenging behaviors that prevent or interfere with an individual's inclusion in home, family life or community life.
Community Inclusion assists adults in acquiring, retaining, and improving communication, socialization, self-direction, self-help, and adaptive skills necessary to reside in the community. Community Inclusion facilitates the adult’s social interaction, use of natural supports and community services available to all people, and participation in education and volunteer activities.
Family Counseling services provides caregiver counseling for the adult's family to develop and maintain healthy, stable relationships among all caregivers, including family members, in order to support the participant. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of coping skills by building upon family strengths. Counseling services are intended to increase the likelihood that the participant will remain in or return to the family’s home..
Family Training is a service available to develop expertise in the participant’s family so that caregivers can help the participant acquire, retain, or improve the individual’s ability to live independently.
Individual Counseling services helps individuals to increase or maintain their ability to perform activities of daily living. The therapy is directly delivered to the individual receiving services.
Temporary Crisis services provides additional staff in the short term at a time of crisis for an individual when the participant’s health and welfare is in jeopardy and existing supports and services cannot be provided without additional staff assistance. This service is intended for those unforeseen circumstances, which trigger a need for a time limited increase in support.
Job Finding and Assessment helps adults with autism find meaningful employment or volunteer work within their communities. Assessment includes review of past job history, skills and interests to help match the individual with appropriate positions within an agency or organization. Job finding utilizes the assessment findings to help the consumer secure permanent employment for over 30 days.
AERI takes pride in being able to support adults on the spectrum with complex challenges, which may include problematic sexual behaviors (PSBs).