Pat would like to obtain a job. She is interested in developing her job readiness skills, as well as her social skills to allow her to respond to her environment and other people.

David enjoys reading and would like to be involved in the local library book club. He is eager to develop communication and social skills so he feels more comfortable sharing his thoughts with the other book club members. He wants to become more involved and develop friendships outside his family.

For Pat and David, the Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) can help them develop the skills they need to reach their goals and participate meaningfully in their community.

ACAP is a program of the Bureau of Autism Services, with services provided by Keystone Autism Services (KAS), and it is designed specifically for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Whether a person needs many or few supports, ACAP's services and supports are individually tailored to each person's strengths and individual goals. These comprehensive services integrate health care, improve social skills, support vocational and leisure activities, and assist families and caregivers. Because services are flexible, they can be readily modified as a person's needs change over time.

Read more about ACAP's services and supports

ACAP will initially serve 200 adults living in Dauphin, Lancaster, Cumberland and Chester Counties in Pennsylvania. If you are an adult with autism living in one of these counties, read ACAP's eligibility requirements to find out if you are eligible for ACAP's services.

Please call Keystone Autism Services at 717-220-1465 if you have any questions about ACAP, or request more information online. To apply for ACAP, you will need to call the Bureau of Autism Services at 1-866-539-7689.

ACAP Application Information

With the support of ACAP, people like you, Pat and David can start down your individual paths toward achieving your goals.