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An Important Message to Massachusetts Families With Children Under Age 9 Diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Open Request Application Period October 16, 2023 to October 31, 2023.
The Autism Division of the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) runs an Autism Waiver Program that provides one-to-one interventions to help children with autism who exhibit severe behavior, social and communication problems through a service called Expanded Habilitation, Education (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 program 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 10th birthday.
For more information and to apply visit: DDS Autism Waiver Program