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September 26, 2017

An Important Message to Massachusetts Families with Children Under Age 9 Diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Open Interest Period will be from October 17th, 2017 to October 31st, 2017

The Autism Division of the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) runs a Autism Waiver Program that provides one-to-one interventions to help children with autism who exhibit severe behavior, social and communication problems through intensive in-home services and supports. This service occurs in the child’s home or other natural settings under the supervision of trained clinical staff and is available for a total of three years. The waiver also provides related support services such as community integration activities and respite.  At the conclusion of the three years of intensive services, a child may access supplemental services that meet the child’s needs and help with the transition out of the intensive Autism Waiver Program until the child’s 9th birthday.

The open request period to be placed on a list expressing interest in this program runs from October 17th - October 31st.

More information is available on our website:  http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/provider/licensing/programs/autism-waiver/