CA Human Services


CA Human Services (formerly Commonwealth Autism/The Founders Center) is home to various programs which help adults transition smoothly from their family home to an apartment or home of their own and to maintain their independence. The majority of our young adults have an autism spectrum diagnosis or a similar developmental disability, and they have the capacity to live independently with some training and support. 

Our Readiness Program supports young adults who live at home with family/supportive party and are looking to transition to a shared living/independent living setting, such as our residential program; a CA transitional coach provides up to 5 hours per week of 1:1 coaching and mentorship in residential and independent living skills.

CA’s Residential Program is a short-term, intensive training program to build independent living skills in a home-like environment at our residence in Richmond, VA. Our residents remain within the house for an average of 6 months to 2 years while working through a personal development plan to meet their desired level of independence. Unlike a group home, our Residential Program operates as a shared living setting similar to a college dorm.

Our Community Support Program provides an extra boost to young adults who currently live in their own apartment or home; a CA coach provides up to 5 hours per week of support in building and maintaining independent living skills.


Mailing & Office
4108 E Parham Road
Richmond, VA 23228



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