Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee Study on Transitional Services for Youth and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder- SURVEY
DDS ANNOUNCES NEW EARLY CHILDHOOD AUTISM WAIVER!!
Please return applications to:
Department of Developmental Services
Division of Autism Spectrum Services
Attention: Early Childhood Autism Waiver
460 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
The Department of Developmental Services Division of Autism Spectrum Services has been approved for an Early Childhood Autism Waiver. The Early Childhood Autism Waiver is designed to serve young children aged three and four who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and who have significant impairments in adaptive behaviors as well as severe maladaptive behaviors. Services are designed to improve skills in receptive and expressive communication, social interaction and activities of daily living, while reducing the inappropriate or problematic behaviors often associated with autism, using methodologies based on Applied Behavioral Analysis.
The Early Childhood Autism Waiver will initially serve 30 children at a cost cap of $30,000 per child per year. Services will include 10 hours of intensive behavioral services and two hours of clinical supervision per week.
To be eligible for the waiver children must be between the ages of three and 4.6 years of age and be Medicaid (Husky A&B) eligible. Children must have legal residency in Connecticut.
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