Linking families and individuals with autism to services, care, support and learning resources for more than 10 years.


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Telephone : 301-260-2777
Fax : 301-260-7643
Address : 801 Norwood Road , Silver Spring , MD , 20905


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Our phone number is: 301-260-2777

Our Mission:
Our mission is guided by a vision of a good life for people with autism across the entire spectrum. Through a person-centered process called Lifespan Planning, we can ensure that our loved ones have the choice to live and thrive in the communities they know. To accomplish this, we also need to find or develop a menu of high-quality community housing options that are sustainable, integrated, accessible, affordable, and most importantly, are real homes that are specifically adapted to support the needs of adults with autism. We also need to find and train qualified support staff, provide augmentative communication (speech generating devices) to help people with autism communicate and we also need to understand how assistive technology can be used to support greater independence.

ARCHway was designed for family members, loved ones, caregivers, professionals and other stakeholders whose lives are personally touched by teens and adults with autism. ARCHway is a place to develop communities where people can communicate with other like-minded people who are also looking for solutions about where they can find or develop long-term, sustainable housing options. Here we share knowledge and provide facilitated discussion forums specifically on this topic. ARCHway provides a place where members can recommend or not recommend group homes to others. By request, ARCHway provides contact information of other members in your local area that also want to connect and form chapters in order to develop friendships and plan happy, safe and sound futures for adults with autism. The ARCHway pages on this site contain an expanded Table of Contents with a tremendous amount of
information on developing community housing options and much more.

Karen Kaye-Beall, Executive Director
Foundation for Autism Support & Training (FAST)
Developing high quality, model community homes and supportive living options for adult consumers with autism
Speech, Communication & Reading Center (SCRC)
To improve a person with autism's functional communication abilities and reading skills is to greatly improve their overall quality of life
Center for Autism Support & Training (CAST)
Providing in-home intensive support services, respite care and family training services for families and children with autism up to 21 years of age

801 Norwood Road
Silver Spring, MD 20905
Phone: 301.260.2777
Fax: 301.260.7643