Recommendations: Adult Services and Supports

Adult Services & Support / Recommendations / Current Activities in GA

Recommendation 1:

Increase provision of supported and customized employment services for adults with autism.

  • Objective 1a: In collaboration with Employment First of Georgia, the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Services, and Georgia DBHDD, create, implement and evaluate trainings on best practices for individualized employment for adults with autism.
  • Objective 2a: Develop an awareness campaign to educate adults with autism, their families, and their communities on individualized employment services.

Recommendation 2:

Expand the number of housing and residential supports available for adults with autism in Georgia.

  • Objective 2a: In collaboration with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), identify resources and options for housing to accommodate individuals with autism.
  • Objective 2b: Link housing and residential options to education, career development, and other support programs to provide adults with autism the services they need along one continuum.

Recommendation 3:

Increase the availability of specialized community services, including career & financial supports, for adults with autism who have complex needs.

  • Objective 3a: In collaboration with DBHDD funded provider agencies, create, implement and evaluate trainings on best practices for support of full community participation for adults with autism.
  • Objective 3b: Develop marketing and awareness media campaigns to educate adults with autism, their families and their communities on accessing specialized community based services.
  • Objective 3c: In collaboration with Georgia DBHDD and Georgia DCA, ensure access to needed services and supports using Medicaid and waivers.
Last Updated 03/07/14