Funding Options

Funding Options

  
 Autism Insurance Bill-Parents of autistic children would be able to pay for behavioral therapy and related services with private health insurance.  

    Autism Waiver for Adults - Governor Edward G. Rendell announced on May 22, 2008, that Pennsylvania has been approved for a first-of-its-kind federal waiver program to provide home and community based services specifically for adults with autism. The $20 million-a-year waiver program, which is expected to serve up to 200 individuals 21 years of age and older with autism, was approved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Prior to its approval, no dedicated services existed for adults with autism in Pennsylvania.

    Autism Mini grants  The state Bureau of Autism Services offers individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families mini-grants.