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Services for Adults with Autism

Check with your local affiliate to see what kind of adult services are offered.

Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can live, work, learn and play in their communities when given the proper supports. Easterseals works with adults with ASD across the lifespan, encouraging them to find meaningful employment and live independent lives after leaving the school system.

Finding a Job

For adults with ASD, finding a job is a critical first step toward self-determination and financial independence. Through our workforce development services, Easterseals professionals help people with ASD:

Easterseals also works with businesses to provide resources for employers to support workforce development.

Day Programs for Graduates Who Remain at Home

Easterseals services for younger adults can offer respite for family members responsible for a relative with ASD who lives at home.

Easterseals day programs are designed for people with autism whose primary needs are for socialization, recreation and community involvement.  While people with ASD participating in day programs might need some supervision, they need only minimal assistance with activities of daily living (eating, dressing, walking, etc.). Read frequently asked questions about Easterseals' adult day services.

Moving Away from Home

Adults with ASD have many choices when it comes to living away from home. The primary goal of Easterseals’ in-home services is to assist you and your loved one as they strive to stay in the community in a living arrangement of their choice:

Making Friends

Adults with ASD can be active participants in all areas of community life including social and recreational activities. Easterseals programs may include weekends away, evenings out and other opportunities to participate in recreational activities throughout the year. With more than 100 camping, recreation and respite programs, Easterseals offers thousands of individuals with ASD the chance to develop lasting friendships and learn what they can do, no matter what their age. Participants enjoy adventures and conquer new physical challenges, and some camps also offer sessions exclusively for campers living with ASD.

Outliving the Parents

Easterseals partners with health and human service organizations as well as public and private insurers to provide life-changing services and support for children and adults living with ASD and other disabilities and special needs and for their families. Learn more about Easterseals corporate partner Mass Mutual's SpecialCare Program and LifeBridge Free Insurance Plan.

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