State Waiver Resources / Posted 12 months ago / 501 views
The Waiver for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder is administered by the Maryland State Department of Education. The local school systems provide or arrange for case management services, called service coordination. The local lead agencies and school systems help individuals access many of the community services offered through this waiver.
• Adult life planning
• Environmental accessibility adaptations • Family consultation
• Intensive individual support services
• Intensive residential habitation
• Respite care
• Service coordination
• Residential habitation
• Therapeutic integration
• Intensive therapeutic integration
• All other standard Medicaid services
Children/young adults must be between ages one through the end of the school year
in which the youth turns 21 years old. Children must have an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) or an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and be receiving at least 15 hours of special education services per week.
Financial eligibility is based on the income and assets of the child or young adult alone without consideration of parents’ financial status.
Children/young adults who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder are eligible. These children must meet the institutional level of care criteria and must be able to live in the community with the services available under this waiver.
Contact your local school system and ask to speak to the Autism Waiver Coordinator.
You may also call the Maryland State Department of Education at: • 410-767-1446; • Toll-free: 1-888-246-0016; or
Interested persons may place their name on the Waiver Services Registry by calling 1-866-417-3480.