Understanding the Puzzling Pieces of Autism
Medicaid HCBS Waiver

Over the past six months advocates from across Iowa, and across the disability and medical landscape, have educated and persuaded the Iowa House and Senate, as well as Republicans and Democrats to allocate $6 million for reducing the huge waiting list for Iowa Medicaid Home and Community Based Waiver services. It has come to our…

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…

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…

Iowa Autism Insurance Coverage

Iowa Current Law: effective January 1, 2011 “Drews Law” The law requires the State Health Plan to cover diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder up to $36,000 a year for individuals less than 21 years old. Coverage includes medically necessary assessment, evaluations, or tests performed by certain licensed health providers to diagnose whether an…