Programs & Projects

Everybody has a talent, and the ACRES Project is here to turn the passions and skills of adults with autism into meaningful living and working opportunities allowing individuals to live, thrive, and sustain themselves financially.


Parent Support Group

Monthly Programs

Our monthly parent support group is designed to support the parents of those on the autism spectrum. The group is led by a parent of an adult daughter with autism, and the agenda will be set by parents to provide the information that they feel is necessary. Whether your children are school-aged, teenagers, or adults, we hope to provide information and support from other parents who have "been there."

Free (Contributions accepted)

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College Group

Evening Programs

College can be tough, especially if you have an autism spectrum disorder or learning disability. ACRES invites PSU students on the spectrum to join us in room 444 Moore Building on campus each Thursday night from 6 to 8 PM for discussion and guidance to help you succeed. The group will be led by Joyce Furfaro, a PSU professor. Whether you need a tutor or just a little note-taking help, we can help you navigate the Penn State system and find solutions that work for you. Please email bmbregar52@gmail.com if you wish to attend. We hope to see you soon!

Free (Contributions accepted)

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Social Gatherings

Monthly Programs

Socialization can be difficult for those on the autism spectrum, so ACRES is proud to host a variety of fun social events where adults with autism can make friends, have a chat, and just have fun! Social gatherings include barbecues, taco nights, board game sessions, and more!

Free (contributions accepted)

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Special Programs

Weekend Programs

Everyday holiday traditions can be overwhelming for individuals with autism. Throughout the year, ACRES hosts special parties and events with these community members in mind. From sensory-friendly photos with Santa to alternative Halloween celebrations, ACRES hopes to provide individuals of all ages and abilities with the opportunity to have fun!

Free (contributions accepted)

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Day Programs

Daily Programs

A nurturing, small group environment helps adults with autism get organized and connected! A 1:2 support staff ratio guides participants through structured, participant-chosen activities and a shared meal.

This program runs weekly from 11AM - 2PM. It is held on Tuesdays for female students and Thursdays for male students.

$30/day (Registration required)

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