Thursday, May 8, 2014

Enrollment in the Utah Medicaid Autism Waiver program is open until May 18th

With the passage of HB88, the Medicaid Autism Waiver is no longer a pilot, but is a permanent waiver program.

The program is currently accepting applications until May 18, 2014.  Applying is easy and can be done on-line here.  If you know someone whose child might qualify, please let them know about the program.
Program Information
  • The Medicaid Autism Waiver is a program to assist children age 2 through 6 who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • The waiver provides in-home services using treatment methods that have been proven to be effective for children with ASD
  • Approximately 290 children will be served by the Medicaid Autism Waiver each year
  • Openings on the waiver are distributed based on geographical areas within the state using population figures from the 2010 US Census (ex. If an area contains 10% of the state population, it will receive 10% of the waiver openings.)

  • Be between 2 and 6 years of age
  • Have an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis from a clinician who is authorized within the scope of their licensure
  • Only the child’s income and assets are used to determine eligibility for the program
  • All other factors of Medicaid eligibility must be met (ex. US Citizen or qualified alien, etc.)

Thank you, Representative Menlove, for sponsoring HB88.