Utah Medicaid Autism Waiver
- January 2014 update: The Medicaid Autism Waiver Pilot Program is set to end in June 2014. The state legislature is expected to take up the issue this coming session, which begins January 2014. The direction from the legislature has been to not enroll any new children onto the program until that time. If the legislature decides to continue the program open enrollment periods will be determined at that time to take children onto the program as openings become available.
More information will be posted here as updates and information become available. Additionally, there is a Listserv available to join to receive information by email as it becomes available. This list is designed to provide current information about the Medicaid Autism Waiver. It is a tool that allows subscribers to receive updates and information about the waiver. To join the Listserv, click the link on the left side of this page “Join Autism Waiver Listserv” and follow the instructions there.
- The Medicaid Autism Waiver is a program to assist children age 2 through 6 who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
- The waiver provides in-home services using treatment methods that have been proven to be effective for children with ASD
- Approximately 300 children have been covered throughout the pilot program, which ends June 2014
- Openings on the waiver are distributed based on geographical areas within the state using population figures from the 2010 US Census (ex. If an area contains 10% of the state population, it will receive 10% of the waiver openings.)
- Be between 2 and 6 years of age
- Have an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis from a clinician who is authorized within the scope of their licensure
- Only the child’s income and assets are used to determine eligibility for the program
- All other factors of Medicaid eligibility must be met (ex. US Citizen or qualified alien, etc.)