What is CAPS?
The Community Autism Peer Specialist (CAPS) program pairs an individual with autism, with a Community Autism Peer Specialist, to achieve personal wellness and community integration goals. Activities are chosen by the participant to help build skill sets in the areas of employment, postsecondary education, leadership, independent living, self-care and health management, interpersonal relationships, use of public transportation, active community participation, and other areas of growth.
CAPS referrals are now open! Please complete and submit a referral form.
Interested in becoming a Community Autism Peer Specialist?
The CAPS training program spans several weeks and is divided between in-person sessions and observations, and self-directed/self-paced online learning activities.
Click the link below if you are interested in applying for a scholarship to participate in the CAPS training program. Upon successful completion of the CAPS training program, individuals will have an opportunity to apply for a position* as a CAPS.
Please note: Participation in the training does not guarantee employment as a CAPS.