Autism Insurance Resource Center Update

phone:1-800-642-0249 or email: info@disabilityinfo.org

MESSAGE TO FAMILIES OF YOUNG CHILDREN WITH AUTISM
Open Enrollment for the Autism Waiver Program October 2015

To Parent/Guardian: This notice is to inform you that you that the Autism Waiver Program will move to an Annual Open Enrollment Process beginning in October 2015. The first date to mail in applications is Friday, October 16, 2015. The last date to mail applications is Friday, October 30, 2015. We cannot accept forms mailed prior to or after these dates. Please contact the resources listed below if you have any further questions. Regards, Autism Division/ Department of Developmental Services Key Information for Application Process:

  • Applications will be made available in early October, 2015.
  • Applications may be found on the DDS Autism Division website & the Autism Center websites.
  • Applications for the Autism Waiver Program must have a postmark or email date:
    • No earlier than Friday, October 16, 2015 and no later than Friday, October 30, 2015
  • Open Enrollment forms from November 2014 are discarded prior to the start of this October 2015 open enrollment. Therefore, you must apply again during this open enrollment period.

Additional Information about this Waiver Program is available at the Department of Developmental Services Website  under ‘Autism Spectrum Services’ or contact 1‐888‐367‐4435 or AutismDivision@state.ma.us. Information is also available through the Autism Support Centers listed below:

  • HMEA: Autism Resource Center
    • 508‐835‐4278
      • Serving Central MA
  • Community Resources for People with Autism
    • 413‐529‐2428
      • Serving Western MA
  • Community Autism Resources (CAR)
    • 508‐379‐0371
      • Serving Southeastern MA
  • TILL, Inc.: Autism Support Center
    • 781‐302‐4600
      • Serving Greater Boston
  • Arc of South Norfolk: Family Autism Center
    • 781‐762‐4001
      • Serving Norfolk County Area
  • NEARC: The Autism Support Center (CAR)
    • 978‐777‐9135
      • Serving Northeastern MA
  • Advocates: Autism Alliance of Metro West (AAMW)
    • 508‐652‐9900
      • Serving Metro West of Boston

Autism Division of DDS, 500 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118

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