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 submitted a retroactive amendment to the Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) on May 24, 2017. The purpose of this amendment is to increase capacity in the waiver from 568 to 668 participants at any one time and increase the unduplicated count from 596 to 702.
The Bureau of Autism Services made a proposed amendment to the AAW, which was available for public review and comment from March 4, 2017- April 3, 2017.
This information was also posted in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, Volume 47, Number 9 published on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at: http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol47/index.html
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.