Adult Resources

Some resources listed below are not covered by insurance and may have a cost associated with the service. However, due to scarcity of resources, it has been included in this list. Specifically for the Adult Evaluations, information about fees and insurance are included. We cannot recommend any specific provider and encourage you to contact the provider for more updated information.

Adult Evaluations

Alternative Choices

Most insurance plans do not cover the cost. Sliding scale is available.  All ages are accepted for evaluations.

The adult ASD evaluation, done remotely by video, includes 4-5 hours of clinical interviewing and discussion covering: Personal and family history, Education and employment history, Relationship history, Mental Health history, Medical History, Several self-report questionnaires: Social Responsiveness Scale, Autism Quotient, Adult Repetitive Behavior Questionnaire, Questionnaires for others who know you well and your therapist if appropriate. Waiting list is approximately 1 month.

319 Vine Street, Suite 110, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support

Educates and trains autism professionals, while supporting and serving individuals and families. Services are private pay or district funded.

5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131

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Penn Behavioral Health Adult Autism Spectrum Program

Not in network for most insurance companies. Age 16 and up, through all of adulthood. Provides customized, comprehensive consultations, diagnoses, and treatment planning. The goal of this program is to help adolescents and adults and their families to get a diagnosis, treatment plan, and resources on topics such as education, workplace issues, social and relationships, adaptive skills, etc.  A detailed report summarizing diagnoses and treatment recommendations, referrals to appropriate resources, a follow up appointment to discuss the report are included.

You can visit the Adult Autism Spectrum Program for more information or contact the clinic coordinator at 215-746-4100 for more information about the services or to schedule an appointment.  Wait times vary from 1-3 months, in general.

3535 Market Street, Mezzanine, Philadelphia PA 19104

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Bryn Mawr Center for Psychological and Educational Services

Does not accept insurance but would provide forms to submit for reimbursement. Autism evaluations offered across the lifespan.  Each evaluation is individually tailored but may include a developmental history, IQ test, social history, assessment of executive functioning, consultation with other providers, etc.  Offer recommendations, vocational questions/career coaching, and matching people up to community services.  No waitlist.  Walking distance from train station.

100 Chetwynd Drive, Suite 200, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

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Greenridge/ INTERACT

MA. All individuals from 12-months old to adulthood, evaluates for autism, evaluates for medication, IBHS, psycho-ed testing, PCIT. ABA support services as well as assessment (30-day period in which the clinicians completes an FBA and generate service recommendations) for new clients. Telehealth for ABA and assessment. Use two-way video conferencing or telephonic sessions. Waitlist (about 1 month – ADI-R, unsure when we could complete the ADOS-2). The full testing process usually takes 4-8 weeks.

6122 Ridge Ave  (corner of Ridge Avenue and Green Lane) Philadelphia, PA 19128

Also in Doylestown 18901.

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Michael Schuman – Psychologist

MA, Aetna, Keystone, BC/BS, Magellan.    Children of (all ages 3 and older), evaluates for autism, psycho-ed testing, Independent Educational Evaluations, no evaluations for medication, specializes in bio psychosocial evaluations or IBHS. Also provide school and community advocacy, occupational evaluations IEP, court and referral services.

Telehealth – doxy.me/docschuman

118 S. 21st Street, Suite 1404, Philadelphia PA 19103

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Developmental Neuropsychology Associates, P.C.

Do not participate in any health insurance programs, can provide an itemized bill that includes appropriate procedure and diagnostic codes to be submitted to insurance company for reimbursement after the completion of the evaluation. Costs Vary Based on the Scope of the Evaluation. For More Information Including a Summary of Fees, Click Here and 2021 fees.

Adult autism evaluations are offered. Autism evaluation includes ADOS-2, CASD, questionnaires (e.g., SCQ/ABAS/BASC), and interviews with collaterals. Treatment following evaluation is not provided. A feedback session and report are distributed and recommendations for referrals are offered where appropriate. Waitlist is about one month.

600 Haverford Road, Suite 200, Haverford, PA 19041

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Chestnut Hill College Psychological Services Clinic

Private Pay.  Fees are based on a sliding scale, depending on the client’s income. Clients should call for an exact quote.

Children and adults ages 4 and up, comprehensive evaluation for autism, psycho-ed testing and evaluations, do not evaluate for medication, no IBHS.   Telehealth services – waitlist (about 3-4 months) for all services; offices are closed due to COVID restrictions.

1107 Bethlehem Pike, Philadelphia PA 19031

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Center for Autism

MA, Highmark Blue Cross, Personal Choice, Keystone HP East, Keystone HP East CHIP, Personal Choice, Aetna (evaluation and OP services), Amerihealth (PA, NJ Administrators).  Children and adults of all ages, evaluation for autism, evaluate for medication, no IBHS, outpatient, afterschool programs, therapeutic preschool, social skills, young adult transitional programs. Telehealth. Interpretation services are available in Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, and ASL (as well as others upon request) for all evaluations.  Waitlist (varies – currently 4-6 weeks).

Two locations:

3905 Ford Rd, Suite 6, Philadelphia PA 19131

2801 Grant Ave, Philadelphia PA 19114

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Quintessential Health

*This resource is typically not covered by insurance, therefore it may have a cost associated with services, but due to scarcity of resources, it has been included in this list. Information about fees and insurance are included below.*

Sliding scale, help families to submit for reimbursement; $500 for an adult evaluation.  All individuals from 12-months old to adulthood.  Autism evaluations, individual therapy, social skills, career counseling. Next day appointments available through website. Appointments offered during the evenings and weekends.

Adult autism evaluation may include: Vineland, Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI-R), Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) (in person) or AVABO (telehealth adaption of the ADOS for individuals 18 months and older).

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Eric Mitchell, Psychologist

Private pay, sliding fee, Quest Behavioral Health

People of all ages, evaluates for autism, family counseling around Autism, telehealth, assessments, consultation no medication, no IBHS.    NO WAITING LIST

6810 Emlen Street Philadelphia, PA 19119

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SPARC Southeastern PA Autism Resources at WCU

Most private accepted!   Children of all ages and adults, comprehensive evaluation for all behavioral needs including autism (no waiting list but the assessment process itself takes about 2—3 months), psycho-ed testing, social skills, provide behavioral training and consultation at home or school, specialize in feeding issues and self-injury, social skills.  Also provide trainings and workshops. Telehealth services available – parent training, one on one and group sessions (via Zoom link).

The Graduate Building, 1160 McDermott Dr #214, West Chester, PA 19383

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Dr. Jennifer Dawson Psychologist
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Neurodiversity Consultants LLC (services formerly provided through Ruttenberg Autism Center)

Private pay, All ages, evaluations and supports for Autism. FREE Family information/consultation sessions each month.  No wait list.

6810 Emlen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19119

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Neurodevelopmental Assessment and Consulting

Only in-network with a few insurance panels. Please see our website for insurances accepted (www.neuroassessconsult.com). We provide itemized billing statements that can be submitted under out-of-network benefits for those whose insurance we do not accept. Evaluations offered for ages 2.5 through adulthood. Do not offer a sliding scale for evaluations. 6-8 week wait.

3331 Street Road, Bensalem, Pennsylvania, 19020

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Information and Resources

#ASDNext 

Online resource connecting Pennsylvania teens and adults on the spectrum with others in their community and to the most helpful resources and information, including a social calendar, a blog, transition resources and more.

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ASCEND

Provides support to individuals on the autism spectrum and their families through educational programs, support groups and social gatherings (all offered through virtual platforms for the forseeable future). Find out more about their monthly programs. Currently offering monthly virtual gatherings for adults on the spectrum and their parents/caregivers and a monthly virtual support group for parents of children under 18. You are not alone!

Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/ascendgroup/

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Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations (BSASP), Office of Developmental Programs, PA Department of Human Services

Resources and programs for adults on the Spectrum, including the Adult Autism Waiver and more.

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Intellectual DisAbilities Services (IDS)

IDS works with individuals, families, supports coordination organizations, service providers, government agencies and others to offer quality supports and services. All eligible individuals receive supports coordination services at no cost. There is a waiting list for Waiver services. IDS provides services include Supports Coordination, for those with a diagnosis of Intellectual Disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder. If a child/individual qualifies, they are eligible for “waiver” Funds. It is recommended you register your child as early as possible.

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Liberty Resources, Center for Independent Living

Advocates for and works with Persons with Disabilities to ensure their civil rights and equal access to all aspects of life in the community.

Main Office Location: 112 N 8th St Suite 600, Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Next Steps Workshop Series from CHOP

Low cost 1-day workshops include topic areas such as Next Steps Into Adolescence, Next Steps for Families, Next Steps into Adulthood, and Next Steps for Professionals.  Workshops are intended for families and professionals.

2716 South Street, 5th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19146

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Autism Society of America/ Greater Philadelphia Chapter of ASA

The Greater Philadelphia Autism Society’s mission is to promote lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families, to be fully included, participating members of their communities through advocacy, public awareness, education and research related to autism.

A resource for local and national events and information, GET CONNECTED, SIGN UP FOR THEIR FB OR LISTSERVE!

Listservshttp://www.asaphilly.org/discussion.php

  • ASAPhilly Listserv
  • TALKASAPhilly
  • FamiliesOfAdultsAutism-ASAphilly

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Philadelphia Autism Project

The Philadelphia Autism Project supports autistic individuals and their families living in Philadelphia through training and eLearning Courses, a centralized resource hub, calendar of events, seed award funding, an annual conference, and innovative programs.

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Temple Institute on Disabilities 

Free trainings on sexuality, parent advocacy, criminal justice and disabilities, sexual health concerns

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PA Client Assistance Program

FREE help for people with disabilities over the age of 14 to connect to and collaborate with OVR (Office of Vocational Rehab). Guidance and navigation for people with disabilities on independent living options.

1515 Market Street, Suite 1300, Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Think College

Think College is a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disability.

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Transition Pathways – AJ Drexel Autism Institute

Offers vocational training and internships to young adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and an intellectual disability with the goal of competitive integrated employment.

If you have questions about Project Search, contact projectsearch@drexel.edu or 215.571.3213.

AJ Drexel Autism Institute 3020 Market Street, Suite 560, Philadelphia PA 19104

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Support/Self-Advocacy Groups

Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

Activities include public policy advocacy, the development of autistic cultural activities, and leadership trainings for autistic self-advocates. ASAN provides information about autism, disability rights, and systems change to the public through a number of different educational, cultural, and advocacy related projects.

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GRASP of Greater Philadelphia (Global and Regional Asperger’s Syndrome Partnership)

Provides a  monthly support group for adults on the autism spectrum.  Members can access in person or online support group. Members range in age from 18 and over.  Group meets monthly on the 2nd Saturday at the Easttown Library in Berwyn, PA.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, meetings are held online via Zoom. Lending library on various Autism topics for members to borrow. A few social events for ASD adults. In addition, members have access to additional online support groups & autism services (job coach program, etc.), provided by the national GRASP organization.

For more information, email us at grasp.philly@gmail.com or call Greg Bannett at 610-299-6803.

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Wrong Planet

An online forum for adults, parents and professionals with Autism and ADHD.

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Self-Advocates United as 1 (SAU-1)

A group of people with disabilities from all over Pennsylvania who are focused on self-advocacy. SAU-1 holds letter-writing, e-mail, and phone workshops to help others learn how to advocate for change.

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Gender / Sexuality / Relationships

ASERT LGBTQI Resource Page

Gender identity and sexual orientation: these are complex topics that can be difficult to discuss for some people, and it can be confusing to know where to go for good information, resources and advice on these topics. These resources were developed by a young autistic adult who is part of the LGBTQI community, in order to share information, resources and insights to self-advocates, parents and families. Additional resources from other organizations are also listed, along with information on support groups and organizations where you can find more information.

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CF Counseling Connections LLC

Ages 18 and up with ASD who are looking for meaningful social relationships.  Serves clients in Delaware County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County and Chester County, Pennsylvania.   Fee.

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Child Guidance Resource Centers – Healthy Relationships and Sexuality Counselors

Child Guidance offers Adult Services for anyone over the age of 21 in need of residential or social care.

2901 Island Ave, Philadelphia PA 19153

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CHOP Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic

Offering medical and psychosocial support for children between the ages of 3 – 21 and their families.

Insurance accepted: Most major insurances and PA MA plans: https://www.chop.edu/pages/does-chop-take-my-insurance

Clinic access: Philadelphia office accessible via SEPTA, Voorhees office is accessible via Patco/Bus Route

COVID-19 Updates: Offering appointments both in-person and virtually

All other resources can be found on website: https://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/gender-and-sexuality-development-program

Locations: Philadelphia, PA and Voorhees, NJ.

3550 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

1012 Laurel Oak Road, Laurel Oak Corporate Center, Voorhees, NJ 08043

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Kencrest Behavioral Health Supports and Services

Kencrest Behavioral Health offers a variety of services for individuals of all ages including sexuality supports to individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and ASD.  Private Pay. KenCrest accepts waiver funding. May be a fee associated with services.

Multiple locations. Main office is at 960A Harvest Drive Suite 100 in Blue Bell PA.

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Clinical Referrals
Dr. Tiffini Lanza
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Philadelphia Office of LGBT Affairs

Advocates for LGBTQ issues in all areas of City government.

City Hall, Room 110, PhiladelphiaPA 19107

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Social Signals

A resource developed to help families, educators and clinicians learn how to teach adolescents on the autism spectrum about appropriately developing and managing relationships; including sexuality, phone and internet issues. Created by Nancy Nowell. Trainings for schools and agencies focusing on relationship concerns.

3 North Columbus Blvd.  Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Stop It Now

Information and guidance about age-appropriate sexual behaviors, listing warnings signs for concerning behaviors. Information for all ages of development.

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