Community Transition Services

 The Role of CTS

Community Transition Services are non-recurring set-up expenses for individuals who are transitioning from an institution to private residence where the person is directly responsible for his/her living expense.
  • Institutions include: ICT/MR, ICF/ORC, nursing facilities, psychiatric hospitals where the patient has resident for  at least 90(days)
  • Allowable expenses are those necessary to enable an individual to establish his/her basic living arrangement that do not constitute room and board.

 Supports Coordination Services

The Role of the Supports Coordinator

  • Ensure that the Behavior Support Plan and ISP are consistent with Initial and Quarterly intake of individuals seeking and receiving services in the home and or community.
  • Ensure services are based on desired goals and needs.
  • Has monthly contact and quarterly contact monitoring visits in settings where individuals are receiving services. And communicates and or has contact when their is a crisis, and other relates services issues and or concerns.

 Adult Waiver Program

Waiver Services are designed to enable participants to transition from a more restrictive environment to a less restrictive environment.

        The Bureau of Autism Services has identified long-term goals to help it carry out its mission.

  • Improve the quality of life and increase the independence of Pennsylvanians living with autism
  • Continue the development and refinement of the Bureau's evidence-based and outcome-driven programs
  • Increase the size of the Adult Autism Waiver and Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) in response to the exponential growth of adult Pennsylvanians with autism
  • Support families and caregivers by providing information and resources

    (DHS, 2013)

    The Bureau of Autism Services has identified key objectives to help it carry out its mission and attain its goals.

  • Establish standards for and increase the capacity of qualified providers of services through training and technical assistance
  • Develop programmatic and policy changes to address critical issues identified by the statewide autism needs assessment
  • Collaborate with other systems supporting children and adults with autism to better leverage scarce resources
  • Increase the size of the Adult Autism Waiver and ACAP programs in response to the exponential growth of adult Pennsylvanians with autism

    (DHS, 2013)

Waiver Initial Eligibility Requirements
  • Applicant must live in Pennsylvania
  • Applicant must be 21 years of age or older
  • Applicant must have a diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder ( i.e. Autism, Asperger, Rett Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (PDD, NOS) or Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (CDD.
  • Must meet both Functional and financial eligibility.

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