· Intensive Individual Supports
· Family Consultations
· Adult Life-Planning
See Services Page for Details
Maryland’s Home and Community Based Services Waiver for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Autism Waiver) allows eligible children with Autism Spectrum Disorder to receive specific waiver services and certain Medicaid services to support them in their homes and communities.
Services include: Intensive Individual Supports, Respite, Family Consultation, Adult Life-Planning and more. Individuals with also be eligible to receive Medical Assistance.
Medical and Technical Criteria
Individuals must be certified as needing services from an Intermediate Care Facility for people with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF-ID). This is done through a process called “Determination of Eligibility”. Individuals must meet additional Autism Waiver medical and technical eligibility criteria.
An individual’s income (person with disabilities, not the parent’s income) and assets are reviewed to determine financial eligibility for Medical Assistance. The child’s monthly income may not exceed 300% of SSI benefits, and the countable assets may not exceed $2,000 or $2,500 (depending on eligibility category). Do not have more than $2000 in the individual’s personal bank account or you will be disqualified. More money can be deposited in a special needs trust and still qualify.
PERSONS INTERESTED SHOULD CONTACT:
MSDE at 410-767-1446 or the MDH at 410-767-5220.
Due to the high demand and a defined number of available slots, the waiver has a waiting list.
To make application for future services, please call the Waiver Services Registry at: