1. What are the requirements to participate at Felicity House?
To participate at Felicity House, you must be a woman who is 18 years old or older, have a professional diagnosis of autism and complete the Discovery Process with one of our staff members. The Discovery Process is a meeting or series of meetings where we get to know you better and learn about your background and interests. This process helps us determine if Felicity House is a good match for you.
2. What are the steps to participating at Felicity House and what is the Discovery Process?
The steps to participate at Felicity House are tailored to each woman’s schedule, life circumstances, and needs. Generally, we start with a phone call or email. This is followed by a tour designed to give you more information about our community and our program. During the tour you will have the opportunity to see our space and to ask any questions you may have.
Either before or after the tour, we will ask that you submit documentation of your diagnosis. You may submit this via email, mail, fax or if you prefer, you can bring this with you to your tour. Examples of diagnostic paperwork that we will accept include:
Once we review your documentation, and if you choose to continue, the next step is the Discovery Process. The Discovery Process is a meeting or series of meetings where we get to know you better and learn about your background and interests. This process helps us determine if Felicity House is a good match for you.
3. What is the diagnostic paperwork requirement? What kind of paperwork is needed?
One of the requirements for participation at Felicity House is a formal diagnosis of autism. This requirement can be met with a copy of a psychological evaluation report or other documentation that contains a diagnosis of autism. Prior to beginning the Discovery Process, we ask that you submit documentation of your diagnosis. You may submit this via email, mail, fax or if you prefer, you can bring this with you to your tour. Examples of diagnostic paperwork that we will accept include:
If you need assistance identifying these documentations we will be happy to help.
If you do not have or cannot locate your previous diagnostic paperwork and would like our assistance obtaining a formal evaluation, reach out to us to see how we can help.
4. Can I bring a family member, friend, or an aide to Felicity House?
For the tour or initial meeting, you are welcome to bring a family member, friend, aide or other service provider. Felicity House also hosts a number of events each year that are open to the public; otherwise, the programs at Felicity House are open only to participants.
If you would like to travel to and from Felicity House with a guest(s), they can accompany you and wait in our lobby while you attend our programs.
5. Do you accept insurance?
Felicity House is completely free of charge. We do not require insurance or any other government eligibilities to participate in our programs.
6. Do you have to live in NYC?
All activities are scheduled at Felicity House, in a welcoming and supportive space located at 25 East 22nd street in Manhattan. You do not have to live in NYC to participate at Felicity House. Click here for directions to Felicity House.
7. What are the hours?
Felicity House is open during scheduled activities. Participants attend programming based on their personalized plans for participation, which is made with the guidance of their staff contact. Participants must sign up in advance to all events and receive confirmation from their staff contact prior to attending. To view our calendar click here.
8. Does it cost anything? What is the fee?
There is no fee to participate at Felicity House. Our program is completely free and includes all activities, materials, meals and all other costs.