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Program Overview
The Midwest Adult Autism Project (MAAP) is a full day, Monday through Friday program for adults with severe autism who are not able to attend other post-secondary programs due to significant behavioral challenges.  MAAP enables individuals to learn new skills and participate in meaningful activity.  The program is based on the principles of applied behavior analysis and is designed to strengthen major areas of challenge for individuals with autism.  The program is highly structured and includes daily instruction in the following:  social skills, leisure skills, activities of daily living, pre-vocational skills, and sensory, fitness and health.  We maintain a 3:1 client to staff ratio.   Programming is completely individualized with the ultimate goal being to transition each individual to a community based program, workshop, or supported employment.

Therapy
In addition to traditional day rehabilitation, all participants in the MAAP program are assessed for behavior, occupational, and speech-language therapy. Licensed therapists develop goals and design programs on an individual basis, and then train program staff to implement therapy plans.  In this way, the entire day at MAAP is spent in a therapeutic environment that promotes skill building and helps to decrease maladaptive behaviors.

Program Admissions
Individuals are accepted into the program upon meeting entrance criteria:

  • 18 years or older with an autism spectrum diagnosis (autism, PDD, Asperger’s)
  • Would benefit from a therapeutic environment
  • Medically cleared to attend program

Each person seeking program acceptance participates in an intake process that involves referral, tours of the program area, and shadowing during program activities.  We will work with your funding source and case manager to ensure a smooth transition.



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