The Adult Community Autism Program, ACAP, is a program in Pennsylvania that provides physical, behavioral, and community services to adults with an autism spectrum disorder. ACAP is one of two programs in Pennsylvania specifically designed to help adults with an autism spectrum disorder participate in their communities in the way that they want to.
- Be 21 years of age or older
- Be eligible for Medical Assistance
- Have a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder
- Be certified as requiring services at the level of an Intermediate Care Facility, ICF
- Not be enrolled in a Medical Assistance Home and Community Based Waiver program at the time of enrollment
- At the time of enrollment, be able to live in a community without sixteen (16) or more awake paid and unpaid staff and supervision hours per day without presenting a danger to self or others or a threat to property
- Not exhibit levels of extremely problematic behaviors that would present a danger to self or others or threat to property
- Have three or more substantial functional limitations in the following areas of major life activity: self-care, receptive and expressive language, learning, mobility, self-direction, or capacity for independent living
- Reside in the service are at the time of application
- Not be enrolled in a Medical Assistance managed care organization at the time of enrollment in the plan
- Not be enrolled in the Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) Program at the time of enrollment in the Plan
ACAP is currently available in four counties - Dauphin, Cumberland, Chester, and Lancaster.
Call the Bureau of Autism Services at 1-866-539-7689 and select option 2.
FAQs ACAP Application Process
FAQs ACAP Eligibility
FAQs ACAP General Information
FAQs ACAP Services
Comparison of Medicaid Programs that Serve Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) (pdf download)
Adult Autism Waiver - ACAP Comparison (pdf download)
La Oficina de Servicios de Autismo Programa Comunitario para Adultos con Autismo
If you can't find the information you are looking for here, please call the Bureau of Autism Services toll free at 1-866-539-7689 or email us at: RAfirstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also contact the ACAP service provider by calling 717-412-7400 or 1-877-501-4715, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to speak to someone directly about ACAP services, or visit their website at Keystone Autism Services - Adult Community Autism Program .