PAACT – Adult Program

The Autism Society of Mahoning Valley’s
Career and Life Skills Program

The PAACT Program (Providing Adults with Autism Career Training)  

Join us for our check presentation from State Farm Neighborhood Assist on Thursday, November 14th at 6pm at the Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities (4795 Woodridge Dr, Youngstown, OH 44515). This $25,000 grant is our fundraising launch for our future Career & Life Skills Program for Adults with Autism! This check presentation and photo opportunity is open to families affected by autism, teachers, therapists, government representatives, county board representatives and others. Please contact Robin Suzelis, ASMV Board President at 330-333-9609 or


We are planning to have this NEW program up and running in 2020. If you are interested in donating towards this program or a are a business interested in working with us please email us at  Families, we will announce more details and registration in 2020.



Person-Centered Employment & Community Integration:

Autism Society of the Mahoning Valley is proud to announce that we will soon be launching a first of its kind in our 3-county region, direct service, adult provider program. 1 in 59 children born in the US will be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). According to the, “The number of adults with autism diagnoses is soaring, but there aren’t enough programs and services to meet the demand.” This program serves to help fill that tremendous need. We will provide inclusive, person-centered programming that supports the unique goals of our individuals on their journey to live the most independent and fulfilling lives possible. We hope to open our doors to our first clients in the Fall of 2020. More info to follow.

Employment Services:

As a “work-first” agency, we believe everyone can and should be able to work if they so choose. We support this belief through proven, best-practice methods, utilizing the Discovery & Customization Process. The underlying approach is simple: match the unique skills & preferences of an individual with the unique needs of a compatible employer. The true success is in the fact that we are not just a placement agency, but rather we provide long-term, ongoing support to both the individual and the employer as needed. We also support the efforts of those interested in self-employment.

Community Integrated Day Habilitation Services:

We want our individuals to live full, rewarding lives that go beyond the workplace. We support meaningful, functional, community integration efforts for all of our individuals on a regular basis. Some individuals may not be ready to work, may not want to work, or may utilize these supports around their work schedule. Programming is designed to be fluid and work naturally in conjunction with our employment supports. Some skills and opportunities provided both at our facility and in the community include:

●       Social Skills Development ●       Travel Training
●       Self-Advocacy ●       Recreational Enjoyment
●       Arts & Culture ●       Health & Fitness
●       Volunteering ●       Internships


For more info, contact Vincent Valerio: