Monday, November 17, 2014

Children's Autism Program Opens Enrollment for 25 New Participants

What: The Utah Department of Health’s Medicaid Autism Waiver program will open enrollment today and will accept  applications through Sunday, December 7.  The program provides treatment for approximately 290 children, ages two through six, who are clinically diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  

Why: The program has the funding to provide services to an additional 25 new applicants.  Children currently participating in the program will not need to re-apply.

Who: Children who meet the following requirements may apply:
- Have a clinical diagnosis of ASD
                        - Be a Utah resident and U.S. citizen or legal resident  
                        - Be between 2 and 6 years of age
                        - Meet financial eligibility guidelines for Medicaid, which means the child (not the parents) cannot have more than $2,000 in assets in his/her name

When: The program will accept applications from November 17 through December 7. Applicants are not selected on a first-come, first-served basis.  Once the application period ends, if more than 25 applications are received, random selections will be made by geographical area based upon on each local health district’s population, to ensure statewide access.

Where: Apply online at or print an application and submit it by fax (801-536‐0153) or by mail (UDOH, PO Box 143112, Salt Lake City, UT 84114).

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