Adult Autism Waiver
Customized Workforce Solutions provides in-community services and employment support services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder diagnosis through Pennsylvania’s Adult Autism Waiver. The Bureau of Autism Services handles all applications and referrals. For more information about this program, eligibility requirements and/or to request an application, please contact the Bureau of Autism Services at 1-866-539-7689.
Consolidated and Person/Family Directed (P/FDS) Waivers
Individuals who have Consolidated Waiver or P/FDS waiver may receive our services. To participate in services funded through this waiver, individuals must be enrolled in the waiver program. County offices and support coordination organizations can assist individuals in getting into the waiver program. Please contact your County office or Supports Coordination Organization regarding enrollment.
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)
Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties
Customized Workforce Solutions (CWS) is an approved provider of Discovery and Customized Employment through the PA Department of Labor and Industry’s Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR). If eligible for services, please contact your Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) to discuss pursuing Discovery and Customized Employment services through Valley Forge Educational Services' Customized Workforce Solutions.
Pre-Employment Transition Services for Eligible Youth
Valley Forge Educational Services has partnered with the Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) to provide the Vocational Immersion Program as a Pre-Employment Transition Services (PETS) provider for Youth, ages 14-21, with a disability who have an IEP or 504 plan.
VFES accepts private pay throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.
PRIVATE PAYMENT RATES
Career Discovery and Assessment
CWS observes and assesses the participant’s strengths, needs, preferences and work experiences. The participant receives a Vocational Profile that includes three vocational assessments, potential job skills, work setting recommendations and a list of relevant community businesses. 8–10 week process.
Includes interview practice, resume development and employer connections. The participant receives a Customized Plan for Employment that outlines ideal work conditions, potential job tasks, employer contacts and recommended action steps. 8–10 week process.
Job Finding and Retention
$90 per hour
Employer training and consultation, site visits, evaluations of the employee’s performance and team meetings.
$80 per hour
An employment specialist provides on-the-job support. Support is provided on both a short-term and long-term basis depending on need.
PRIVATE PAYMENT OPTIONS
Discovery and Assessment and Job Development
- Option 1
Pay in full when services begin. Receive a 3% discount.
- Option 2
Pay 50% of charges when services begin. The remaining 50% is due within 21 days of service completion.
- Option 3
The total plan is split equally into three payments. The first payment is due when services begin. The second payment is due midway through the services. The final payment is due upon completion of services. There is a $50 service charge to enroll in the installment payment plan.
All Hourly-Based Fees are due upon receipt of invoice.
- Option 1