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Wisconsin Medicaid
Department of Health and Family Services
1 W. Wilson Street
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 266-1865


Wisconsin Autism Waiver
Age Range: 0-22 years
Ages 0-8:
The children are eligible for intensive face-to-face services for a maximum of 35 hours a week for three years.
Ages 8-22:
Child is allocated approximately $10,000 annually to acquire a variety of services available under the waiver. Services include OT (Occupational Therapy), speech, case management, education supports and respite care.
Number of Slots Available: Approximately 1000
Eligibility: Children on the Autism Spectrum
Financial: Must qualify for Medicaid services or the child can be admitted through the Katie Beckett eligibility determination (the family’s income is not used to determine Medicaid eligibility for children with long-term disabilities or complex medical needs that are living with their families).
Coordination with Education: Intensive Services must be coordinated with relevant educational services through the public schools.
Provider Qualifications: The state has established provider qualifications for lead therapists, senior therapists and line staff.

Official Program Name: WI -Family Care-MR/DD (0368.90)
State: Wisconsin
Waiver Authority: 1915 (c)
Date Originally Approved: 1/1/2002
Implementation Date: N/A
Expiration Date: 12/31/2009
Summary: To provide case management, respite, adult day health, habilitation (day) services for children, daily living skills training, prevocational services, supported employment, vocational futures planning, environ access adaptations (home mods), transportation, special med equip & supplies, PERS, adaptive aids, communication aids, personal care, consumer-directed supports, consumer education training, counseling and therapeutic resources, financial management services, home delivered meals, housing counseling, relocation services, representative services, supported home care and skilled nursing services to individuals MR/DD.

Official Program Name: WI -Children's Developmental Disability Waiver (0414)
State: Wisconsin
Waiver Authority: 1915 (c)
Date Originally Approved: 11/20/2003
Implementation Date: N/A
Expiration Date: 10/19/2006
Summary: To provide support and service coordination, supportive home care, respite, day habilitation, supported employment, home mods, transportation, adaptive aids, communication aids, spec med equip & supplies, PERS, foster care, consumer education and training, consumer & family directed supports, counseling and therapeutic services, daily living skills, financial management and in-home autism treatment to children MR/DD ages birth to 21.


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