Systematic Skill Building

What is Systematic Skill Building?

Systematic Skill Building helps people reach their goals and objectives using applied behavioral analysis, a method proven effective for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Using task analyses and other tools rooted in Systematic Instruction, Via’s Systematic Skill Specialists develop step-by-step plans to teach individuals a variety of tasks and skills.  By spending time observing an individual receiving this support, the Skill Specialist ensures the Systematic Skill Plan provides the appropriate level of support in every phase of teaching a new skill.

Individuals receive feedback regarding their progress in a way that is empirical and meaningful for future planning.  Ongoing support and instruction are provided to ensure the plan is implemented consistently by all team members, in order to create an environment that facilitates successful learning opportunities.

Who Is Eligible for Systematic Skill Building?

This service is offered to individuals who receive funding through the Adult Autism Waiver.


For more information, contact:
Denise Pioli, Community Education Director | 610-317-8000 x467

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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