Founded  20 years ago… 
Western Pennsylvania Search and Rescue Development Center has become the only Search and Rescue agency in Western Pennsylvania who solely serves people with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism. Our knowledge of, and experience with, this unique population allows us to support the wide range of people who fall on the spectrum.

Our quality of life and educational supports include Adult Day Services and Family Support Services, including Respite,  Therapeutic Recreation (TRAC),  and Day Camp Services. Our signature program, Operation: Take Me Home, provides a safety device for the special need population that wanders.

Waiver Programs

Our agency is a qualified MA Provider under contract with the PA Dept of Human Services. We accept the following waivers: Consolidated, PF/D, Adult Autism and The Community Living Waiver. We are a licensed Adult Training Facility/Day Center and we are located in Penn Hills, PA on the border of Monroeville and Plum Borough, PA.

Waivers

Consolidated Waiver

Services We Provide

The Pennsylvania Consolidated Waiver is designed to help individuals with an intellectual disability, autism or developmental disability to live more independently in their homes and communities and to provide a variety of services that promote community living, including self-directed service models and traditional, agency-based service models

Services:​

  • Assistive Technology

  • Community Participation Support

  • Companion

  • In-Home and Community Support

  • Respite

  • Supported Living

Adult Autism Waiver (AAW)

Helping The Community

The Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) is a 1915(c) Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Medicaid waiver designed to provide long-term services and supports for community living, tailored to the specific needs of adults age 21 or older with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The program is designed to help adults with ASD participate in their communities in the way they want to, based upon their identified needs.

Services 

  • Assistive Technology

  • Day Habilitation

  • Respite

  • Transportation - ****NEW SERVICE****

Person/Family Directed Support Waiver

One Step at a Time

The Pennsylvania Person/Family Directed Support Waiver is designed to help individuals with an intellectual disability, autism, or developmental disability to live more independently in their homes and communities and to provide a variety of services that promote community living, including self-directed service models and traditional, agency-based service models.

Services:​

  • Assistive Technology

  • Community Participation Support

  • Companion

  • In-Home and Community Support

  • Respite

Community Living Waiver

Services We Provide

The Community Living Waiver supports individuals with an intellectual disability, autism or developmental disability to live more independently in their homes and communities through the provision of a variety of services that promote community living, employment, communication, self-direction, choice and control.

Services:​

  • Assistive Technology

  • Community Participation Support

  • Companion

  • In-Home and Community Support

  • Respite

  • Supported Living (Needs Group 1&2)

Day Programs for people with Autism

 Our Adult Day Services provides adults with autism (age 21+) the opportunity for personal growth through a variety of activities, on site and in the community. We will now provide the transportation for individuals coming to the Day Center.

Contact

412-856-4357

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