Understanding the Puzzling Pieces of Autism

Autism Support Program

Autism Support Program:

The Autism Support Program is administered by Magellan through a contract with the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS). This program was launched April 1, 2014. It provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services to eligible children.

For a child to be eligible, the following requirements must be met:

  • Children under the age of 9 at time of application.
  • An Autism diagnosis is provided by a child psychiatrist, developmental pediatrician or clinical psychologist. Diagnosis was given within 24 months of the date of the application.
  • The child does not qualify for Medicaid coverage or coverage under a commercial insurance plan.
  • Meets specified Federal Poverty Level income guidelines (under 400% FPL)

New resources are now available for caregivers with children with autism!

For more information see: Magellan’s Website

All families are urged to contact a provider in your area to discuss this fantastic opportunity to obtain ABA by highly trained professionals, even if you are skeptical of meeting the program requirements.

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