Keystone Autism Services (KAS) provides services for adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Originally founded to implement the Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) for the Pennsylvania Bureau of Autism Services, KAS has expanded to include services for adolescents and adults, offering programs to provide support throughout their lifetimes.
We encourage and actively support growth and positive individual choices so that all people can live full, rich lives within their community. Adolescents and adults receive support to build their skills and form meaningful relationships. Services are individualized and flexible, giving each person the opportunity to pursue their goals.
The Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) offers flexible services and supports to men and women with an Autism Spectrum Disorder to assist them to develop skills to reach their goals and participate meaningfully in their community. Services are tailored to each person’s specific needs and can be readily modified as needs change.
AVAIL is designed specifically to meet the needs to young adults transitioning from high school to pursue employment, higher education, and increased independence in their home and community. Young adults must live in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania and be between the ages of 12–35. Families are also supported to develop ongoing natural and community supports.
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.
Individuals participating in the Adult Community Autism Program receive support to successfully find and maintain a job. Services include assistance with finding employment, job coaching, or developing a personal business.