Autism Services

Everyone wants to be connected to friends, family and their community, and to work, learn and be respected for their choices. People on the Autism Spectrum are no different.  Via helps individuals develop social skills, create peer networks, and explore vocational opportunities so they may lead successful, independent lives.

What Does Via Autism Services Provide?

Via provides adults with an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis (ASD) with the resources to connect with each other and community resources to explore their talents and potential.   Vocational, educational and recreational activities are provided.

Via of the Lehigh Valley is an Autism Waiver provider through the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs’ Bureau of Autism Services.

What is the Adult Autism Waiver?

The Adult Autism Waiver is a State of Pennsylvania Medical Assistance program that provides home and community-based services specifically designed to help adults with an autism spectrum disorder participate in their communities in the way they want to. More information on the PA Adult Autism Waiver, including eligibility and applying for the waiver, is available on the PA Department of Public Welfare website.

 

For more information, contact:
Julianna Dueh, Autism Services Coordinator
J.Dueh@ViaNet.org | 610-317-8000 x483

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COVID-19

COVID-19 UPDATE:

To comply with Governor Wolf’s mandate that non-essential businesses be closed and with guidance from the PA Office of Developmental Programs (ODP), that funds many of our programs, Small Group Employment, many Community Employment Services, Creative Expressions Adult Training Facility and Prevocational Workshop are closed for participants until the mandate is lifted. 

However, ODP has determined that home and community-based services are considered life-sustaining and are exempt from the Governor’s directive asking for the closure of all non-essential businesses.  Therefore, Via will provide limited Community Participation supports, In-Home services and Behavioral Support services.  As we learn more from ODP, coordinators will reach out to participants about services that are available.  We are reaching out to Via staff now to determine who can provide these services. 

Coordinators are working remotely and are available by email or phone to answer your questions.  Please contact your coordinator by email or phone if you need anything or email Via@ViaNet.org.