by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator
One of our newest programs at GCSS is the Georgia Adult Autism Program, managed by Samantha Hebenstreit; it is a program specifically for adults with autism and/or severe behavior challenges.
The program focuses on community involvement, and teaches individuals how to make choices in a real-world environment. Our program’s promise is to provide specialized support in order to meet the developmental needs of people we serve.
The Georgia Adult Autism Program continues where the high school curriculum leaves off, and works towards moving individuals from a heavily-supervised, facility based structure to an inclusive community based environment.
This program is not yet described on our main website, but that is a “project in the works,” so to speak.
Is My Family Member Eligible?
Individuals must be over age 18, have a diagnosis of autism (or one of the autism spectrum disorders), and experiencing challenges in one or more of these categories:
- Presents a substantial risk of harm to self and/or others
- Severely limited coping skills for the immediate environment
- Demonstrates lack of judgment and/or impulse control behavior
- Demonstrates lack of cognitive abilities to manage behavior
How Can I Pay For This?
There are several payment options available for The Georgia Adult Autism Program:
- Medicaid Waiver Program
- Private Pay
- State Contracted Services (Grant in Aid Funds)
For more information on The Georgia Adult Autism Program and how to apply for services, please visit our website at Georgia Community Support and Solutions.
Georgia Adult Autism Program
1945 Cliff Valley Way
Atlanta, GA 30329
404-634-4222 ext. 242
Intake coordinator ext. 275