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Autism Division

5920-3010

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Funding History
  • Description
  • Proposals
Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 $6,474,349 $6,474,349
FY17 $6,627,343 $6,482,207
FY16 $6,337,275 $6,085,431
FY15 $5,893,298 $5,621,357
FY14 $5,926,802 $5,613,086
FY13 $4,946,628 $4,613,085
FY12 $5,038,726 $4,621,177
FY11 $4,633,713 $4,128,480
FY10 $4,718,823 $4,122,530
FY09 $5,157,564 $4,461,913
FY08 $3,841,750 $3,277,672
FY07 $3,646,736 $3,000,000
FY06 $1,496,604 $1,200,000
FY05$0$0
FY04$0$0
FY03$0$0
FY02$0$0
FY01$0$0
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Funding for Autism Division
68.5%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (CPI)

Notes

  • Use caution comparing funding for this line item FY09-FY10. In FY10, funding for information technology was taken out of this line item and shifted to a centralized information technology account. The exact amount of this accounting change is not available.

The Autism Division funds the Autism Home and Community‐Based Medicaid Waiver. This program provides intensive in-home and community-based services for a small share of MassHealth eligible children under age 9 diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Children participating in the Autism Waiver program are eligible for one‐to‐one behavioral, social and communication based interventions developed and monitored by a trained clinician. These services are usually provided in the child’s home or in the community. Services could include behavioral approaches such as Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), Developmental and Relational Models such as Floor Time and communication models. Participants can also use the waiver program for support services such as community integration activities and respite.

Each family who receives services under the program is eligible for up to $25,000 worth of services per year for a three year period. After the first three years, a family is eligible for supplemental services until the child reaches the age of nine.

In order to participate in the program, the child must be 8 years old or younger and have a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. The child must meet the level of care required for services in an Intermediate Care Facility for persons with Intellectual Disability, as assessed by the Department of Developmental Services, and must be able to be safely served in the community. As this is a Medicaid Waiver program, the child must eligible for MassHealth Standard coverage, with an income below 150% of the federal poverty level.

The program currently serves between 200 and 300 children, with a long waiting list. Families apply for the program during a specified open enrollment period, and then are selected by lottery.

Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 GAA $6,474,349 $6,474,349
FY18 Leg $6,474,349 $6,474,349
FY18 Sen $6,474,349 $6,474,349
FY18 SWM $6,474,349 $6,474,349
FY18 Hou $6,474,349 $6,474,349
FY18 HWM $6,474,349 $6,474,349
FY18 Gov $6,474,349 $6,474,349
FY17 $6,627,343 $6,482,207

Notes

  • Use caution comparing funding for this line item FY09-FY10. In FY10, funding for information technology was taken out of this line item and shifted to a centralized information technology account. The exact amount of this accounting change is not available.