• Lanham TI & Day Site - 301-850-1148
  • Silver Spring TI & Day Site - 301-658-1986
  • Clarksburg TI & Day Site - 301-691-1148
  • Washington DC DDS Center - 202-990-2290
  • Potomac Autism Waiver TI Site - 301-691-5256
  • Waldorf Autism Waiver TI Site - 301-850-1148

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Effective January 1, 2017, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will cover medically necessary Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy services for Maryland Medical Assistance enrolled members under the age 21. View All

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What is the Autism Waiver Program?

Through the Medical Assistance Program, the Autism Waiver allows eligible children with Autism Spectrum Disorder to receive specific services to support them in their homes and communities. Waiver participants are eligible for a variety of services, such as respite care, therapeutic after school services, one on one intensive services, family consultation and adult life planning (during their transition phase)
A child may remain in the Waiver until the end of the school year in which he turns 21 as long as the child meets ALL eligibility requirements annually.
Click on the link to download the Autism Waiver Fact Sheet.

Who Can Apply for Autism Waiver Services?

Parents or legal guardians of children with an autism spectrum diagnosis. The waiver only applies to families residing in Maryland.

How Do I Apply for Autism Waiver Services?

To be placed on the Autism Waiver Registry, contact the Waiver Services Registry at +1-866-417-3480. The Waiver Services Registry is a list of individuals interested in waiver services. For more information regarding the Autism Waiver, contact the Maryland State Department of Education at 410-767-1446.

How Long Does It take to Get Approved for Autism Waiver Services
The Autism Waiver is currently full and the wait is approximately eight years. To be eligible your child cannot have more than $2,000 in resources and assets. A review of the child’s assets looks back five years. Be sure to alert other family members not to give large gifts of money or stocks to your child directly or in their wills
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