Safe Rideshare Program
The 'Safe Rideshare Program' was designed to help adults with ASD and other developmental disabilities learn about rideshare (like Uber and Lyft) and how to use it safely, as a way to get around more spontaneously and independently. The website has four interactive lessons including tutorials, video models and practice activities. Participants can do these on their own virtually, or they can be used flexibly within therapy or support sessions. There is also a comprehensive teacher’s guide on the site and a YouTube channel with the video models and tutorials.
These resources are designed to increase awareness and knowledge, but intended to be one piece of a broader intervention that includes opportunity for real-world practice with the support and supervision of a teacher, counselor, therapist, or family member.
If you have any questions or would like more information, let me know or you can reach out to the program developer, Ginger Belongia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mission: Brandon’s Voice is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for clinical research and treatment for Autism and providing resources for families impacted by Autism. We are committed to helping children on the spectrum have a better tomorrow through targeted action
AbleLink WayFinder helps people with intellectual disabilities to travel safely, whether by bus or on foot. The traveler simply taps on the picture of their desired destination and the software takes over from there.
Peer Specialist Program
The Community Autism Peer Specialist (CAPS) Training Program was developed by several different agencies in and around Philadelphia to provide Peer Support services to those with autism. To find out more about the program, or if you are interested in applying for the training sessions, please visit the Philadelphia Autism Project's website at: https://www.phillyautismproject.org/community-autism-peer-specialist-caps-program
This Transportation Toolkit is provided to families assigned to the group that did not receive 1:1 peer training during the study. It includes general and specific information about the Public Transportation options for people with ASD in the Philadelphia and surrounding areas.
Accessible Travel Center
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) offers a vast option of transit services, including buses, trolleys, trackless trolleys, subways, and Regional Rail (our commuter rail).
Accessible Travel Center (215-580-3335)
As part of SEPTA's focus on customer service and customer travel amenity programs, SEPTA's new Accessible Travel Center provides seniors and persons with disabilities, both individuals and groups, with the opportunity to learn about SEPTA fixed route service and how to ride the system.
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