Through a contract with the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS), Open Sky offers Autism Support services to assist young adults who are aging out of school but need continued supports, as well as older individuals who have been unsuccessful in navigating their environment, in achieving their life goals and dreams.
Who We Serve:
Adults ages 18 and older who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and who are being served by the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services.
Assessment – initial consultation and assessment to identify key services based on co-occurring mental health and/or substance abuse issues, social skills issues, readiness for educational/employment supports, peer monitoring and engagement in social and recreational activities.
Case Management – comprehensive services to help individuals overcome barriers and develop the skills that will enable them to become more independent, and therefore able to be integrated and productive in their communities.
Individual Supports – modeling social skills and teaching advanced daily living skills.
Employment Supports – providing support and skill enhancement to help secure a job that is consistent with the individual’s interest, learning style and social skills.
Education Supports – supporting the individual through the admissions process and course selection, modeling in-class behavior and providing assistance with homework and organizational skills.
Clinical Services – providing evidence-based practice services such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
In-Home Clinical Services – including family consultation and training.
Who Provides the Services: All members of the Autism Support Services team are highly trained with extensive experience in clinical models and working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Open Sky is known for the rigor in which we train, supervise, and support our staff in order to deliver the best possible services and treatments.
Service Locations: The Open Sky Community Services Autism Support Program is located in Worcester and serves individuals living in communities in Central, South Central, and North Central Massachusetts. Services are provided in the home and in the community.
Open Sky is also an Adult Family Care provider and assists caregivers with professional support and stipends.
For more information regarding this program please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org