The Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) is a 1915(c) Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Medicaid waiver designed to provide long-term services and supports for community living, tailored to the specific needs of adults age 21 or older with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The program is designed to help adults with ASD participate in their communities in the way they want to, based upon their identified needs.
This document contains the current Adult Autism Waiver, effective July 1, 2016.
The Bureau of Autism Services made a proposed amendment to the AAW to revise service definitions to come into compliance with the HCBS Final Rule. The proposed amendment was available for public review and comment from March 4, 2017- April 3, 2017, and was approved by CMS on September 15, 2017.
The effective date for this amendment is October 31, 2017.
This waiver includes the waiver specific transition plan based on public comment. This transition plan and all of the documents submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the HCBS Final Rule can be found at Office of Developmental Programs Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Final Rule.
Note: For additional information about the Adult Autism Waiver, click here.