Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Adult Autism Medicaid Waiver Announced

Good news, forwarded by Jean McCoubrey, below for families coping with the issues associated with children who have autism and the "age issue." :-)
The Department of Public Welfare, Bureau of Autism Services is pleased to announce the approval of the Adult Autism Medicaid Waiver to serve individuals ages 21 and older.

Please share the archived handouts (.zip of pdf files, 420 K) with anyone who may be interested (i.e., potential consumers and/or providers). These handouts are also available online at www.autisminpa.org.

Please note that the “Provider Packets” mentioned in the “Provider FAQ” document will become available on June 16, 2008. Please email DPW-AutismOffice@state.pa.us or call 1-866-539-7689 on or after this date for a copy. The Provider Packet will include handouts entitled, “Autism Waiver Service Descriptions” and “BAS Adult Autism Waiver Provider Qualification Requirements,” as well as additional provider information.

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