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.

    Accessing Medical Assistance - View to get information on: how to get in contact with Lehigh County Assistance office; who to call if your child has HIPP or Health Choices; who to call for Physical Health services; how to access a list of Behavioral Health Providers; who to contact if your child has Health Choices when you are not satisfied with the behavioral health services; how to access children's mental health unit, intellectual disabilities (formerly mental retardation) office and early intervention services in Lehigh County