CA Adult Programs provide a variety of services designed to help adults with autism develop the skills and confidence they need to reach their full potential.
CA is home to three programs to help adults transition smoothly from their family home to an apartment or home of their own and to maintain their independence.
CA’s Residential Program is a short-term training program to build independent living skills in a home-like environment at our residence in Richmond. Our residents remain within the house for an average of 6 months to 2 years while working through a personal development plan to meet their desired level of independence.
Our Readiness Program supports adults who live at home with family/supportive party and are motivated to gain more socials skills and independence. Typically, the path for this program is to transition to a more independent living setting; a CA coach provides up to 5 hours per week of 1:1 coaching in residential and independent living skills.
Our Community Support Program provides an extra boost to young adults who currently live in their own apartment or home; a CA coach provides up to 5 hours per week of support in building and maintaining independent living skills. The majority of our young adults have an autism spectrum diagnosis or a similar developmental disability, and they have the capacity to live independently with some basic training and support.
All of our programs emphasize increasing independence in the following areas: Career exploration and development, Economic self-sufficiency, Community integration, Household responsibilities, Social competence, Personal care, Health and wellness