Autism Society of America
Autism Society of North Carolina Bookstore
Effective July 1, 2001, the Maryland State Department of Education began administering the autism waiver, targeted to children ages 1 through the end of the school year that the child turns 21. As a part of determining eligibility, a child must be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, meet an Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded Level of Care, not be enrolled in any other waiver, and have an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) or Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and receive at least 12 hours of special education and related services per week. The services provided under the Autism Waiver are intensive individual support services, therapeutic integration services, respite care, family training, environmental accessibility adaptations, supported employment, residential habilitation, and targeted case management.
MSDE Autism Fact Sheet
Autism Waiver Program Information
Pathfinders for Autism