QSAC is approved by the New York State Education Department to offer an array of ACCES-VR services including entry, assessment, job preparation, job placement, adjunct, and supported employment (intensive and extended) services.
The QSAC Day Habilitation program is a person-centered program that helps develop consumer choice and the skills necessary for individuals to learn to become active and participating members of their own homes and communities.
The Community Habilitation program is primarily a skills training program designed to assist families who are caring for their disabled loved one at home. It enables individuals with autism or pervasive developmental disorder to develop the skills and behaviors necessary to be participating members of their home and community.
Emergency Respite Fund
The Emergency Respite Fund is designed to assist families in coping with unexpected family illnesses, pregnancies, deaths, and/or extreme emotional stresses.
The QSAC Family Reimbursement program allocates funds to families for the reimbursement of goods and services, not covered under any existing benefits or entitlements.
QSAC Residential programs feature both Individualized Residential Alternatives and Intermediate Care Facilities that offer home environments that foster independence, community integration, individualization and productivity.
Respite at Home
The QSAC In-Home Respite program seeks to provide scheduled care to individuals with autism or pervasive developmental disorder in their own homes. The program serves a dual purpose as it provides participants with opportunities to develop greater independence and dignity, while offering caregivers a break from their daily responsibilities.
The QSAC Overnight Respite program offers the opportunity for greater independence for participants while giving a weekend of relief to care givers.
QSAC's Self-Advocacy Group meets every two weeks. Through the advocate-led group, advocates have opportunities to socialize while discussing pertinent issues and learning valuable skills. Participants learn how to advocate for their rights and the rights of others with autism.
Seniors with Autism and Aging Caregivers Program
QSAC’s Aging Project explores and responds to issues surrounding developmental disabilities, aging, and how they intersect. We take referrals and provide assistance for individuals who are 60 years and older who have an autism spectrum disorder or are caregivers to a family member with autism and/or another intellectual or developmental disability. This assistance is offered regardless of any benefits, income, or services a person receives.
The QSAC Service Coordination program assists individuals with autism or pervasive developmental disorder and their families in obtaining necessary clinical, educational, financial, medical, residential and social services.