To provide specialized, intensive transitionally focused training for young adults graduating from traditional school systems who are diagnosed with autism spectrum, developmental and intellectual disabilities and who are moderately to significantly impaired.
About Austin's Place
Austin’s Place is a nonprofit (501c3) program providing specialized one-on-one support for young adults who are diagnosed with autism spectrum, developmental, and intellectual disabilities.
There is a growing need in Western Pennsylvania for specialized, intensive, and transitionally-focused support for the numbers of moderately to significantly impaired young adults graduating from traditional school systems. The more intense needs of these adults often limit them from effectively participating in traditional adult vocational support programs. Austin’s Place meets this need by providing programming to address limitations while still focusing on developing vocational skills and increasing community integration.
Austin’s Place is aptly named after Austin Wilczynski, Bonnie and Victor Wilczynski’s son, for whom this program is inspired by. Mr. and Mrs. Wilczynski started this program, which officially opened in November 2015, so that Austin and others like him would have a safe place to go to each day to continue to refine the life skills necessary to become contributing members in their local communities after graduation.
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