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Services for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Devereux CARES Community Adult Autism Partnership Program (CAAPP)

Strafford, PA 
The Community Adult Autism Partnership Program (CAAPP) provides individualized and innovative community-based support services to adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other disabilities. The primary goal is to provide instruction and support across community, home and work environments that will help individuals become productive, socially connected, and personally fulfilled members of their local communities.
Services Include (note – individualized service titles may vary per funder):

  • Home and community support
  • Behavior supports
  • Employment services

Services are funded through the following sources:

  • Adult Autism Waiver
  • Consolidated and Person Family Directed Supports (P/FDS) Waivers
  • Base funding
  • OBRA waiver
  • Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • School-based transition supports through district contracts
  • Private pay options

Devereux Pennsylvania’s CAAPP program currently serves the following counties:

  • Chester
  • Montgomery
  • Delaware

Please contact Program Director Amanda Duffy at (610) 688-8597 or email: email.

The CAAPP (Community Adult Autism Partnership Program) has really positively affected my life in so many ways.  They've helped me to stay calm during times of distress and focus on what needs to be done.  I've also been able to gain a lot more independence in multiple areas including (but not limited to) transportation, working, budgeting, cooking and other life skills.  My favorite way that they have positively impacted my life, though, is by taking some of the work load off of my parents.
- Erin Clemens, participant in Devereux Pennsylvania’s CAAPP program

Residential Programs

Our Community Homes and Apartments are located in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties and are home to Pennsylvanians as well as people from other regions. We can provide as needed or 24/7 staff support in apartments or single family homes. Every person who lives at Devereux has access to clinical services (psychologist or behavioral specialist), nurse, dietician, social worker (sometimes called a "Program Specialist") and other administrative support. Other services offered may include art instruction, music activities and an indoor aquatic therapeutic pool and performance center/gymnasium. People who live at Devereux may choose to live alone or with others in a home or apartment. The following services and supports are included in our homes and apartments:

  • A multi-disciplinary assessment that uses a team approach to collaborate with families, agencies and individuals to determine needs, preferences, goals, interests, and strengths.
  • Appropriate clinical assessments and customized support plans constructed to assure positive outcomes; the development of self-management strategies, self-care, responsibility, decision-making, and independence skill acquisition
  • Opportunities for community participation and leisure/recreational activities
  • Dedicated care from our Direct Support Professional Staff-24 hours, 7 days per week
  • Nursing care and health coordination
  • Assistance in obtaining and managing health and financial benefits
  • Transportation for medical appointments, daily activities, and work
  • Assistance in locating and enrolling in day programs, finding employment or community habilitation activities.

Please contact Admissions at (610) 251-2017 or email dsulli@devereux.org.

Respite

Respite care is designed to provide short-term, temporary care to family members caring for their loved one so that they can have a break from their responsibilities.  Respite stays can be a few days or several months depending on the needs of the family and can either be provided in the individual’s home or another setting.  While this form of care is often planned in advance, it is also available in crisis or emergency situations.

Devereux can provide respite in your home or in one of our community homes, depending on availability. Please contact Admissions at (610) 251-2017 or email dsulli@devereux.org.