The PDSS Coalition’s goal is that “All people with disabilities shall have the option to design, control and direct their own services and funding.”

To this end, the PDSS Coalition is advocating for person-directed options to be added to the autism waiver.  It is the only adult waiver in Pennsylvania that does not offer any option to self-direct services.  At a minimum, people who receive services through the autism waiver should have the option to choose staff to hire, set their schedule and pay rates (within certain ranges) and training as well as dismiss staff when necessary.

Public Comment Announcement for Autism Waiver Renewal

Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) letter of support to allow participant-directed services option