Adult Community Autism Program

The Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) offers flexible services and supports to adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder to assist them to develop skills to reach their goals and participate meaningfully in their community.

Whether adults have complex needs in many areas of their life or they only need a few supports, ACAP’s services can be tailored to each person. Services are comprehensive and individualized, incorporating health, behavioral, vocational, education, recreational, and family considerations. Most importantly, each person’s service plan is developed based on his or her strengths, capabilities, dreams, and aspirations.

Availability: Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, and Lancaster Counties in Pennsylvania

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Questions about ACAP?

Call Keystone Autism Services at 717-220-1465 Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, to speak to someone directly. *except holidays*

Important Documents

Participant Handbook

Participant Rights and Responsibilities

Complaints and Grievances

Non-Discrimination Notice

Services and Supports

Services and supports may include:

  • Individualized service plans and comprehensive assessment
  • Comprehensive health care services
  • Social, recreational, volunteer, and leisure activity support
  • Employment and vocational support
  • In-home support and supervision
  • Family support, training, and counseling services
  • Transportation and mobility instruction

  • Behavioral services
  • Independent living services and supports
  • 24-hour emergency phone support
  • Religious participation
  • Educational support
  • Respite
  • Assistive technology

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To be eligible for ACAP, you must:

  • Be twenty-one (21) years of age or older
  • Be eligible for Medical Assistance, including Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities (MAWD) for people currently employed
  • Have a diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Live or plan to live in Lancaster, Dauphin, Cumberland or Chester Counties in Pennsylvania (participant must live in one of the four counties at the time of enrollment)
  • Need an Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) level of care
  • Not have behaviors that are dangerous to themselves or others or that could cause harm to property
  • Not be enrolled in a Medical Assistance Managed Care Organization at the time of enrollment
  • Not be enrolled in the Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) Program at the time of enrollment
  • Not be enrolled in a Medical Assistance home and community based waiver program at the time of enrollment
  • 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


To enroll in ACAP, you must call the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations (BSASP) at 1-866-539-7689 (toll-free) and request an application. Requesting an application does not mean you will automatically be enrolled in the program. After you call, BSASP will send you an application if you meet the eligibility requirements. Applications are mailed in the order of the date and time people call.

ACAP is the first program of its kind in the nation, and it will only be able to serve 200 adults with autism. Please call BSASP today to request an application.
Fax: 717-888-9562

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If you have questions about ACAP, please call Keystone Autism Services at 717-220-1495 or request more information online.

BSASP Contact Information
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations
P.O. Box 2675
Harrisburg, PA 17105

Network Provider Directory
Participant and Family Resources

As part of our comprehensive services and supports, we have compiled a directory of service providers that belong to the Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Provider Network. This directory is easy to use and allows you to search for and select the provider of your choice. All our providers have received educational training about Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Our network of providers includes primary care, specialty, dental, vision, counseling, and psychiatric services. Simply select a provider near you from the list. Your Supports Coordinator will arrange all your behavioral health and medical health services, as well as arrange transportation to and from services when needed.

If you don’t see your preferred service provider on the list, you can request that Keystone Autism Services contact them about becoming part of our network. Please advise an ACAP staff member (Community Supports Professional, Supports Coordinator, Behavioral Health Specialist, or other team member) of the provider name, practitioner name, and phone number. You can also contact the Director of Provider Relations at 717-220-1465 ext. 423 or the Claims Processor at 717-220-1465 ext. 421.

Network Provider Directory

Frequently Asked Questions about ACAP

As a parent of an adult with autism, is my income considered in determining Medical Assistance (MA) eligibility?

No. Eligibility is based solely on the circumstances of your adult son or daughter.

Do I lose my MA coverage by joining ACAP? Do I still have health insurance if I join ACAP?

You do not need to drop MA coverage to apply for ACAP. In fact, ACAP is an MA program and continues to provide full health coverage when you enroll. At the time of enrollment into ACAP, you simply switch your MA coverage from your Medical Assistance Managed Care Organization coverage and accept coverage through ACAP. There will be no lapse in your medical insurance coverage.

If I have a diagnosis, such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, in addition to Autism Spectrum Disorder, am I still eligible for ACAP?

Yes. A secondary diagnosis does not disqualify a person from ACAP. To be eligible, a person must have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder but may have other diagnoses as well.

Will I need to change my primary care physician and/or dentist upon enrollment into ACAP?

Upon enrollment, your Supports Coordinator will gather information about your primary care physician, dentist and other practitioners that you may see periodically. We will contact those physicians and request that they become providers in our network. Although we cannot guarantee their participation, we will do our best to secure their services. We also have a diverse network listing of physicians.

Contact Us

Keystone Autism Services

3700 Vartan Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Main: +1 717-220-1465
Toll Free: +1 877-501-4715
Fax: +1 717-220-1727

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Julie Rizzo, CEO/President and Executive Director

Keyon Mallory, Associate Executive Director

Michelle Moran, Clinical Director

Theresa Schwarzwalder, Director of Autism Services

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  • Adult Community Autism Program Home and Community, Cumberland and Dauphin Counties

Brian Smith, Director of Autism Services

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  • Adult Community Autism Program Home and Community, Lancaster County

Allyson Upsher, Director of Autism Services

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  • Adult Community Autism Program Home and Community, Dauphin County, and Residential Services

Sarah Brewer, Director of Autism Services

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  • Adult Community Autism Program Home and Community, Chester County

Katherine Talada, Director of Employment

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  • Adult Community Autism Program
  • Keystone Autism Services Vocational Initiative