Programs & Projects

At the ACRES Project, we don't fit people into programs: we shape our programs around people.


ACRES Artisans

Daily Programs

Acres Artisans is an entrepreneurial program and small business operated by adults with autism. Employees create and sell a variety of products, including embroidery, personalized coffee mugs, and handcrafted soaps.

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College Support

Special 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 for private, individualized discussion and guidance to help you succeed. Whether you need a mentor, advice on navigating the PSU system, or just want to meet others "on the spectrum," we'll find solutions that work for you.

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Wednesday Night Social Group

Evening Programs

Socialization can be difficult for those on the autism spectrum, so ACRES is proud to be a safe place where adults with autism can make friends, have a chat, and just have fun! A group of young adults on the autism spectrum meets every other Wednesday from 6-8 PM. Contact us if you are interested!

Free (contributions accepted)

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Socials and Parties

Special Programs

Traditional parties and holidays can be overwhelming for individuals with autism, but that doesn't mean they don't want to participate. Throughout the year, ACRES hosts special parties and events with neurodivergent community members in mind. From sensory-friendly backyard barbecues to not-so-scary Halloween celebrations, these events provide individuals of all ages and abilities with the opportunity to have fun!

Free (contributions accepted)

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OVR Programs

Daily Programs

The ACRES Project is an approved provider of Workplace Readiness Training, Travel Training, Self-Advocacy Training, and Independent Living Skills Instruction to individuals aged 14-21, as well as Supported Employment Services to those 21+ through Pennsylvania's Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR). These state-funded programs are designed to give individuals with disabilities the skills they need to transition into independent living and meaningful employment.

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