Address: 540 North Farview Ave. Paramus, NJ 07652
Hours: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday
Director: Mala Spivak
Adults with Autism over age 21 / DDD-Certified / Locations: Paramus (1), Hackensack (2) / Objective: Continuing Education / Job Training (internships and voluntarism) / Assisted Daily Living (“ADL”) skills / Open Admissions by interview
The mission of the Friendship House Adults with Autism Day Program is to provide continuation of care and to improve the quality of life for adults on the autism spectrum in a supportive and caring environment by providing opportunities to allow for their greatest success.
Our program is an approved, qualified Self-Directed Day Program Provider and is temporarily located on the Bergen Regional Medical Center campus in Paramus, NJ. As of October 2013, we expanded our program to include a second location at Bergen Community College in Hackensack, NJ. Our hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday. We operate twelve (12) months a year and are happy to assist in securing transportation for our members to and from program.
Our program includes:
Skills and needs assessment
Family involvement to work on treatment planning concerns
Individual guidance to help each member attain individual growth and personal achievement
Consultations with ABA consultant
Activities of daily living training
Social skills training groups
Leisure skills training
Community based recreational activities
Pre-vocational and vocational training with use of job sampling and internships
3-Tier community placement system that includes Transitional Employment, Job Coaching and Supported Employment with long term follow-along supports.
Collaboration with other service providers such as Psychiatric, Medical, OT, PT as needed