Local Resources

Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Waiver for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (“The Autism Waiver”)  

Maryland’s Autism Medicaid Waiver is administered by the Maryland State Department of Education, under the auspices of The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH). DHMH is Maryland’s single state Medicaid agency, providing oversight to all waivers in Maryland, including the Autism Waiver.

The Autism Waiver allows eligible children with autism spectrum disorder to receive necessary waiver services to maintain them in their home and community.

The Autism Waiver is approved to serve 900 children and is currently at capacity. However, interested individuals may request that a child be put on the Autism Waiver Registry, maintained by Spherix, by calling 1-866-417-3480. Upon registering the child, Spherix will send the parent/caregiver a letter of confirmation indicating the date that the child was placed on the Autism Waiver registry. Children who apply to the waiver are referred from the registry to MSDE in chronological order when there are waiver vacancies. It is for that reason that it is of the utmost importance for parents/caregivers to keep the confirmation letter from Spherix as documentation of the date their child was placed on the registry. Upon referral from the registry, each child must then meet all of the eligibility requirements (stated below) in order to receive Autism Waiver services.

To access waiver services, a child must meet all of the following criteria:
Technical Eligibility

Autism Waiver Service Providers
Waiver service providers must be Medicaid approved and appropriately licensed or certified.

Benefits

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Support Groups and Resources

Autism Society of America (ASA)
http://www.autism-society.org

Autism Society of America – Maryland Chapters
http://www.maryland-autism.org

Anne Arundel County ASA
410 923-8800
http://www.aaccasa.org/
annearundel-asa@maryland-autism.org

Baltimore-Chesapeake ASA
410-655-7933
http://www.bcc-asa.org/
baltimorechesapeake-asa@maryland-autism.org

Frederick County ASA
http://www.frederick-autism.org/
frederick-asa@maryland-autism.org

Harford County ASA
harford-asa@maryland-autism.org

Howard County ASA
410-760-5595
http://www.howard-autism.org
howard-asa@maryland-autism.org

Montgomery County ASA
301-652-3912
http://www.autismmontgomerycounty.com/
montgomery-asa@maryland-autism.org

Prince George’s County ASA
princegeorges-asa@maryland-autism.org


The Resource Finder - A Project of Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway | Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: 800-390-3372 Fax: 443-923-9317
Web: www.resourcefinder.kennedykrieger.org
E-mail:  resourcefinder@kennedykrieger.org


Washington County ASA
washington-asa@maryland-autism.org

FIAT (Families for Intensive Autism Treatment)
P.O. Box 341643
Bethesda, MD 20827-1643
301-419-8037

Families of Children with Autism Support group (FOCAS) of Carroll County
(410) 857-1596

Garrett Special Needs Children
(301) 334-2174

Maryland Asperger Advocacy and Support Group
(includes support groups in Southern Maryland, Baltimore County, and Montgomery County)
mdasperger@aol.com
http://www.aspergers.org

Howard County Asperger’s Syndrome Parent Support Group
(410) 579-2996

Additional Family Resources



Pathfinders Autism Resource Center
120 Allegheny Avenue
Towson, MD 21204
(410) 769-9500
(301) 551-334-2174
1-(866) 806-8400
info@pathfindersforautism.org
http://www.pathfindersforautism.org

Maryland Family NET Works
http://www.family-networks.org/

The Parents’ Place of Maryland
801 Cromwell Park Drive, Suite 103
Hanover, MD 21061
(410) 768-9100
info@ppmd.org
http://www.ppmd.org

Maryland Disability Law Center
1800 N. Charles St., 4th floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
(410) 727-6352 phone
(800) 233-7201
http://www.mdlcbalto.org



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