Community Autism Peer Specialist (CAPS) Program


What is CAPS?

The Community Autism Peer Specialist (CAPS) program pairs an autistic individual with a Community Autism Peer Specialist to achieve personal wellness and community participation goals. Activities are chosen by the autistic person to build skill sets in the areas of employment, postsecondary education, leadership, independent living, self-care and health management, interpersonal relationships, use of public transportation, community participation and other areas of growth.

Interested in learning more about the CAPS training program?

The CAPS training program spans several weeks and is divided between in-person sessions and observations, and self-directed/self-paced online learning activities.


Learn more about the CAPS Peer Support Service!

Below provides you with more information about CAPS, including an overview and FAQ about the service. If you’re interested in referring someone to receive CAPS as a service, please see the referral form.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must have an autism diagnosis
  • Be 14 years or older
  • Eligible for HealthChoices (Medicaid)
  • Reside in Philadelphia County

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