Autism Medicaid Waiver
What is the Autism Medicaid Waiver?
It is a program for young children with autism and MassHealth Standard. The Waiver provides intensive home and community based services. Each child found eligible for the program receives a comprehensive package of services and supports. The Program ends on the child’s 9th birthday.
Who Should Apply?
Parents who have children on the autism spectrum ages 0-8 years old, think intensive services are needed to support their child with autism spectrum disorder in the home and community (applied behavioral analysis, floor-time, communication and social skills development), are on MassHealth Standard or think they might be eligible for MassHealth Standard.
Key Information for Application Process:
For this year, Action is required in November 2014. Applications for the Autism Waiver Program must have a postmark or email date: No earlier than November 7, 2014 and no later than November 21, 2014 Even if you applied during the previous Open Enrollment in October 2013, you must apply again during this open enrollment period.
Additional Information about this Waiver Program is available on the DDS Website at: www.mass.gov/DDS under ‘Autism Spectrum Services’ or contact 1-888- 367-4435 or AutismDivision@state.ma.us