Adult Autism Waiver Program

Adult Autism Waiver Program

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The Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Program is designed to help meet the needs of individuals over the age of 21 who have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). AAW participants must meet specific criteria to qualify for the services, including being a Pennsylvania resident with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Most commercial insurances and Medical Assistance cover this service.


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Malvern is an approved provider of the following AAW services:

• Behavior Specialist Services – A Licensed Behavioral Specialist develops a Behavioral Support Plan to help the participant change challenging behaviors and learn new skills, such as coping and communication skills, which will help the participant be included more in home, work and community life.

• Community Inclusion – This service helps a participant to increase independence in activities such as using public transportation, making new friends, handling money, taking care of personal hygiene, cooking, or shopping.

• Family Coordinator – The Family Supports Coordinator is responsible for locating, coordinating, and monitoring services and supports needed by the participant. This involves conducting assessments, developing an Individual Support Plan (ISP), monitoring the participant and his or her family to see that the participant is getting the services that are included in his or her ISP. We help coordinate non-waiver services such as finding a doctor, applying for job training, or getting other services offered in the participant’s community.

• Family Counseling – Licensed professionals provide counseling to waiver participants’ families, caregivers or informal networks to build and maintain healthy and stable relationships in order to support participants.

• Individual Counseling – This service is provided by licensed professionals and is intended to help a participant to maintain his or her ability to perform daily activities of living and deal effectively with challenges they may encounter.


To Apply for the Adult Autism Waiver Program, call the Bureau of Autism Services’ toll free number at 1-866-539-7689.
Contact Information:
Malvern Community Health Services
1000 Germantown Pike, Bldg. G5
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Phone: 610-941-3390


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