Harmony in the Home is a collaboration between Transitional Living Services (TLS) in Syracuse, NY and Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT). The goal is to reduce stressors in families’ lives by providing flexible funding and supports so families with children with autism can define their own needs and in turn direct their own service plans. TLS is working to document the success of this innovative approach and has hired Apter & O’Connor to lead them through a process of self-reflection. The process will include soliciting input from families and program supporters to identify:
– What is unique about the program?
– What is most valuable to families?
– Which components are replicable and sustainable?
– What is needed to institute an internal quality improvement process?