Creating meaningful opportunities that enrich the lives of people with autism, their families and their communities.



Our Family Support Services include a Saturday Recreation Service, After School and Vacation Camp Services, a Social Skills Group, In-Home Clinical Support Services and Respite Services.

Celebrating You Family Support Services

In-Home Respite provides families with a trained staff member who comes to their home to care for their child while they are allowed a break from caregiving.

In-Home Behavioral Supports assists families in dealing with behavioral challenges to allow children to stay at home as long as possible before considering residential placement. A trained Positive Support Professional works with the child and family to develop behavioral programs to address specific goals.

Our Social Skills training groups are offered at two of our locations, in Amherst and Hamburg. They are designed to enhance the person’s social abilities needed to successfully participate in leisure, educational, and vocational settings. We also strive to help people boost their self-confidence and develop relationships both within the group and beyond.

Our Saturday, After School and Vacation Camp Services provide activities designed to help people with autism spectrum disorders develop recreational competence, leisure interests, and socialization skills within a loosely structured, relaxed environment. The time also provides families with relief from caregiving duties.

Our After School runs Monday to Friday from 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm. Vacation Camp runs during the Education Holiday breaks from 8:45 am – 2:15 pm. Our Saturday Services run one Saturday a month from 8:30 am – 2:00 pm.

• Our staff : student ratio is 1.5 : 1.
Higher staffing levels allow us to provide more individualized and personalized supports.

• Satisfaction surveys from parents reveal 90%+ satisfaction with activities, learning new skills and the quality of the department.
The families we serve appreciate the variety of quality activities provided for their children.

• Parent interviews reveal appreciation for our staff’s knowledge, dependability, dedication, compassion and helpfulness.
Our services are family-focused and building strong relationships between staff and the people we support is important to us, and is valued by our families as well.

Contact ASI’s Family Support Services at 716-631-5777 x 307