Understanding the Puzzling Pieces of Autism

The Regional Autism Assistance Program

Child Health Specialty Clinics (CHSC) is part of Iowa’s statewide public health system that facilitates the development of family centered, community based, coordinated systems of care for Children and Youth, from birth to age 21, with Special Health Care Needs.  Part of this network of coordinated care, The Regional Autism Assistance Program connects children and families with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to community resources.  RAP maintains an ASD research base, coordinates in-service training, provides technical assistance, provides consultation and provides information and referral.  They generally receive referrals from health care professionals.

RAP teams can help families with:

  • Navigating the education system
  • Exploring insurance coverage and payment options for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and other needs
  • Communicating with diagnostic facilities and health care providers
  • Finding an advocacy or family support group
  • Connecting to ASD information

For more information or to download their brochure and view RAP locations in Iowa: click here to visit their website.   (http://www.chsciowa.org/regional-autism-assistance-program.asp)

Call toll-free at 1-866-219-9119 ext.2

Email: Iowa-RAP@uiowa.edu