Direct Care Program
Direct Care Program is provided by the ASI Direct Care Allies.
Families and individuals affected by autism are able to access Respite Care and Participant Assistance & Care (PAC) services through ASI.
Respite Care services address the importance of caring for the caregiver; the daily stresses of caring for someone with autism can range from practical problems such as sleep deprivation from caring for a child who is not sleeping, to emotional problems like guilt and marital strife.
Core Values for ASI’s Respite Care Program:
- Consistency is best for children with autism.
- Respite care, through ASI, is not based on financial need.
- Families have the right to choose their caregiver.
- Respite is caregiving, not therapy or intervention.
Participant Assistance & Care (PAC) services allow individuals with autism to remain and live successfully in their own homes, function and participate in their communities, and avoid institutionalization.
Respite Care and PAC services can be accessed through Medicaid Waivers.