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When is the Center open?

The Center is open year-round, Monday through Thursday 8:30am to 7:00pm, Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm, and on Saturday 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Where is the Center located?

The Center is located at: 4601 Market St., Philadelphia PA 19139, and 2801 Grant Ave., Philadelphia PA 19114.

Is The Center for Autism a school?

The Center for Autism is not a school or an educational facility. We are an outpatient treatment facility, and use a comprehensive assessment to guide treatment/services. The goal of treatment is to alleviate the core deficits of autism, which are impairments in communication and social interaction, restrictive/repetitive play and other related underlying issues. Through treatment, we teach individuals how to communicate and build relationships with significant people in their life, and learn the skills they need to help succeed beyond their time in our programs.

How can I schedule an evaluation at the Center?

The Center for Autism provides year-round evaluation and assessment services to individuals of all ages. To schedule an appointment, please contact the Intake Department at 215-220-2121. An Intake Coordinator will collect basic information and ask questions about the person to be evaluated/assessed. To learn more about these services, click here.

How long will it take to get an appointment for an evaluation?

Though scheduling times vary throughout the year, the Center can generally schedule you for an evaluation 2-4 months from the time that you speak with our Intake Department.

What type of insurance do you accept?

Medical Assistance & Medicaid

The Center’s services can be accessed & paid for through Medicaid in Philadelphia by Community Behavioral Health. In Pennsylvania, children with severe disabilities, like autism spectrum disorders, are eligible for Medicaid through Social Security regardless of the parent’s income. This is known as the Pennsylvania Loophole. You can apply for Medicaid/Medical Assistance at

Private Insurance

Pennsylvania’s Autism Insurance Act (Act 62) requires private insurers to cover autism-related treatment & diagnosis up to $36,000 annually for individuals under 21. If you are a resident of Pennsylvania and would like more information on autism coverage, please contact your insurer. Please contact the Intake Department at 215-220-2121 to find out if your private insurance covers our services.

Can I be seen for an evaluation appointment at your Grant Avenue location?

Yes, we offer evaluation and assessment services at both Philadelphia locations.

What treatment programs do you offer at The Center for Autism?

The Center offers a variety of treatment programs for children with autism and their families. These include the CORE Program, Social Competency Program, the S.T.E.P. Program, and Individual Outpatient Therapy. To learn more about these programs, click here.

How long will it take to get my child into a program?

The time-frame for program admission can vary. Children new to the Pre-K and First Friends Program begin attending in September. The Social Competency and Outpatient Programs admit new individuals throughout the year based on availability.To learn more about our Intake Procedure, please click here for a PDF.

Does the Center for Autism offer transportation?

Individuals enrolled in the CORE Program, Social Competency, and S.T.E.P. Programs are eligible to receive transportation to & from programming through a contracted transportation service provider.


From the parent of a child in the Pre-K Program...

All of the employees I worked with at the Center were kind, professional and assisted in my child’s development.

Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), a nonprofit public health institute that creates and sustains healthier communities, acquired The Center for Autism on February 4, 2020.

The Center for Autism is an equal opportunity employer & service provider.
The organization is a licensed outpatient clinic under the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.  Sitemap.

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