Federal officials today presented the first state-by-state autism guide on insurance and Medicaid coverage, service delivery, transition services and more. The guide represents a 2012 snapshot of autism in each state, but does not evaluate or compare the quality of services between states or identify best practices.
Read the report here.
Ata meeting of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, Sonya Bowen with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said the report took about three years to complete and set out to answer three questions for each state:
- What are states and/or local government doing to provide services for people with ASD?
- What are the types of services and supports that a person with ASD can access?
- How are these supports and services funded?