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Dauphin County

Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP)
Designed to serve men and women ages 21 or older with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, ACAP provides supports to assist individuals to develop the skills they need to reach their goals and participate meaningfully in their community. ACAP's wide variety of services are flexible and tailored to each person's specific needs. Services include but are not limited to employment and vocational support, independent living services, in-home support and comprehensive health care services.
Adult Day Services
To enhance personal fulfillment and growth, Adult Day Services provides opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities or autism to participate in recreational activities, volunteer or attend community events.
Assistive Technology Library
Toys and equipment are available free of charge from the Assistive Technology Library for families with children age birth to three. All equipment is designed to assist with children's development.
Autism Services
All of our autism services are person-centered and address the needs and goals of individuals with autism and their families. The goal of services is to increase each person's ability to live independently and actively participate in the community.
Autism Waiver Program
Separate from ACAP, the Autism Waiver Program is a Medicaid Waiver program designed to support adults with autism. The Autism Waiver is administered by the Bureau of Autism Services and provides home- and community-based services, including residential, vocational, in-home and leisure time services.
Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS)
BHRS provides enhanced mental health services based on the needs and strengths of children and adolescents and their families. These home- and community-based services assist children to improve their communication and social skills, regulate their emotions and improve their classroom behavior.
Community Homes
Community Homes support men and women to live in a home within their community. While living in Community Homes, men and women receive support to realize their personal potential and pursue independent, productive and meaningful lives.
Community Residential Rehabilitation Services
Through Community Residential Rehabilitation Services, adults and young adults in recovery from mental illness have the opportunity to live in the community while they gain skills to become more independent. Adults and young adults live in supportive, homelike living arrangements with supports available 24 hours a day, if necessary.
Comprehensive Autism Evaluations
Using our Comprehensive Autism Evaluations, children may receive a diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder. If a child does have a diagnosis of autism, they and their family can receive guidance for available services and prompt access to services and treatment approaches.
Early Head Start Program
Early Head Start provides full year programming for children ages birth to three and women who are pregnant. Services are provided at various centers or in the child's home. Early Head Start promotes healthy prenatal outcomes, enhances the development of infants and toddlers, and promotes healthy family functioning.
Early Intervention Services
Early Intervention Services is designed to support children with autism, physical and intellectual disabilities, and developmental and behavioral challenges. Early Intervention Services include behavioral intervention, special instruction, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech and language therapy.
Education and Training in Autism Spectrum Disorders
We provide training in Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Adult Community Autism Program to physicians, dentists and other types of health care providers, as well as to the community, so that providers and the individuals who receive services can be successful.
Family Based Mental Health Services
Family Based Mental Health Services provide support for families with children who have serious emotional or behavioral concerns that may place the children at risk for out-of-home placement. To support families to stay together, our professionals develop a support plan based on the child's and family's strengths.
Family Preservation and Reunification Services
Family Preservation and Reunification Services are designed to strengthen and reunify families in their own homes. Family Preservation supports families in crisis to remain together, and Family Reunification reunite children who have been living outside of their homes with their families.
Head Start Program
The Head Start program provides preschool, childcare and home-based programs for children ages 3-5. Designed to give children a head start in life, all programs promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children by providing educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families. They engage parents in their children's learning and help them make progress toward their educational, literacy and employment goals. Significant emphasis is placed on the involvement of parents in the administration of local Head Start programs.
Independent Living Services
With Independent Living Services, each person receives services in the community while living in their own home.
Individual and Family Support Services
Individual and Family Support Services supports people to live in their own home or with their families. Our professional staff provide services to support people to make healthy choices and keep families together.
Intensive Case Management
Intensive Case Management is designed to empower men and women experiencing a serious mental illness to make informed choices about their daily living.
Lifesharing Thru Family Living
In Lifesharing (also known as Family Living), men and women live with host families who have opened their home to provide supports and share their lives. Enduring relationships are formed, which are the foundation of developing life skills and self esteem, as well as a rich family, community and civic life.
Peer Support
Peer Support Services offer men and women in recovery from mental illness supports from our Certified Peer Specialists. Peer Support helps individuals to gain control over their recovery and participation in the community and helps give them a voice in the services they receive.
Psychological Evaluation Services
Our Pennsylvania licensed clinical psychologists provide diagnostic psychological evaluations to diagnose an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Assessments include evaluation of records (school, medical, etc.); telephone, email and face to face contact; assessment scoring; and completion of an interpretation and diagnostic evaluation.
Respite Services
Respite Services provides temporary support for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and autism or for those in recovery from mental illness. While individuals use Respite Services, they continue to receive comprehensive and individualized supports based on their needs. The Adult Community Autism Program offers respite for adults with autism.
Service Dogs
Susquehanna Service Dogs trains service dogs, hearing dogs, balance dogs, service dogs for veterans, facility dogs, in-home service dogs and companion dogs to assist children and adults to live more independent lives. Each dog is specially trained to perform specific tasks based on each person's unique needs.
Specialized Community Residences
Designed for men and women over the age of 18, Specialized Community Residences offer opportunities for men and women who are experiencing psychiatric challenges to live in the community and receive support with daily living activities.
Structured Residential Services
Structured Residential Services offers men and women over age 18 the opportunity to enhance their personal strengths and rebuild family relationships and community connections that may have been lost during hospitalizations. A highly structured service that focuses on recovery, Structured Residential Services can maintain locked exits and serve people during involuntary commitments.
Student Assistance Program
Through the Student Assistance Program, students receive support to succeed in school. Designed to assist students experiencing behavior or academic challenges, the Student Assistance Program provides mental health consultation and support through school and community resources.
Supported Employment
Individuals receive support to successfully find and maintain a job. Services include assistance with finding employment, job coaching, or developing a personal business.
Supported Living
Individuals receive support to become more independent and have many opportunities to grow and explore their interests. Supported Living provides opportunities to build meaningful relationships, gain employment and access community resources.
Supportive Employment
Supportive Employment offers job-related counseling and problem-solving intervention, as well as emotional support, to adults age 18 or older so they can successfully find and maintain long-term competitive employment. An employment specialist works directly with each person through the employment process.
Supportive Living
Through Supportive Living Services, men and women learn to become self-sufficient and have many opportunities to grow and explore their interests. Each person receives supports within their own home or apartment or in a home or apartment rented by Keystone.
Transitional Employment
Transitional Employment offers individuals the opportunity to prepare for and transition to competitive employment. Available to individuals age 18 and older who are living with disabilities, transitional employment supports individuals to acquire and improve their work skills in an integrated environment.
Recovery: In Our Own Words


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