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Department of Human Services - Autism Services

Medicaid State Plan ASD Services

Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Service policy and procedures (June 2018)

Autism Spectrum Disorder Waiver

BROCHURE - N.D. Autism Medicaid Waiver (Revised December 2021)

APPLICATION - N.D. Autism Waiver (Revised Sept. 2018)

LINK: Information and Forms for Autism Waiver Service Providers

North Dakota's current Autism Spectrum Disorder Birth through Age 15 Waiver (Effective Nov. 1, 2021)

For Public Information - North Dakota Revised Preliminary Statewide Transition Plan of the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Settings under Medicaid 1915c Waivers (includes technical changes required by CMS for systemic approval granted on November 1, 2016.)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Voucher

Human Services is now accepting applications for its Autism Spectrum Disorder Voucher program for the upcoming state fiscal year that begins July 1, 2021.

Families of children ages three to 17 who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder are encouraged to apply.

Vouchers help pay for respite care for family caregivers, assistive technology such as sensory or safety equipment, caregiver training and other support services such as tutoring.

To qualify, household income for a family cannot exceed 200 percent of the federal poverty level, which is currently $4,417 a month for a family of four. Children who are receiving services through a Medicaid waiver do not qualify for the autism spectrum disorder voucher.

To apply, families must complete the application below or contact the North Dakota Department of Human Services at 701-328-4630, toll-free 800-755-2604, 711 (TTY) or dhsautism@nd.gov.

Families should submit the completed application and required documentation by mail, email or fax to the department’s Medical Services Division, attention Katherine Barchenger, at 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 325, Bismarck, N.D. 58505-0250, dhsautism@nd.gov or fax 701-328-1544.

2021 APPLICATION - N.D. ASD Voucher Program

BROCHURE - Autism Spectrum Disorder Voucher Program (January 2022)

Who Qualifies ?

Children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and who are not currently involved in a Medicaid waiver program, and whose families have gross incomes up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Level, may qualify and can apply.

Autism Voucher Program Qualifying Monthly Household Incomes

Family gross income can be up to 200% the Federal Poverty Level (listed below) to qualify. Updated April 1, 2022.

For households with more than 8 people, add $787 for each additional person.


May 20, 2022 - Autism Task Force to meet May 23 to discuss applied behavior analysis services

REPORT: Autism Spectrum Disorder Services Dashboard 2021-2023 Biennium

Feb. 24, 2022 - Autism Task Force to meet Feb. 28 to learn about employment opportunities for persons with autism spectrum disorder

Aug. 17, 2021 - ND’s Autism Task Force to meet Aug. 23 to learn about a program that is increasing access to behavioral health services for youth in underserved areas

May 20, 2021 - ND’s Autism Task Force to meet May 24 to discuss voucher program, legislative session and more

Feb. 18, 2021 - North Dakota’s Autism Task Force to meet Feb. 22 to discuss legislation, autism-related services

Nov. 18, 2020 - Autism Task Force to meet Nov. 23 to learn about private health insurance coverage for autism-related services

June 1, 2020 - Autism Spectrum Disorder Voucher program annual application period starts today; Parents are encouraged to apply early

May 13, 2020 - Autism Task Force to meet May 18 to discuss Medicaid state plan amendment and its possible benefit to individuals with autism spectrum disorder

Feb. 19, 2020 - Autism Task Force to meet Feb. 24 to discuss using telehealth to provide applied behavior analysis services in rural areas and more

Nov. 13, 2019 - Autism Task Force to meet Nov. 18 to discuss career-readiness programs, behavior analyst licensing and more

Aug. 14, 2019 - Autism Task Force to meet August 19 to discuss legislation, behavior analyst licensing and education for stakeholders

REPORT: Autism Spectrum Disorder Services Dashboard 2019-2021 Biennium

May 29, 2019 - Families can apply for the Autism Spectrum Disorder Voucher program beginning June 1, 2019

May 10, 2019 - Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force to meet May 13 in Bismarck and at video conference sites

Feb. 12, 2019 - Survey on ASD Services and Needs (Parents, individuals with ASD, providers and other stakeholders are invited to participate)

Jan. 31, 2019 - North Dakota Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force to meet Feb. 4

REPORT: Autism Spectrum Disorder Services Dashboard 2017-2019 Biennium

REPORT: Autism Spectrum Disorder Services Expenditures 2015-2017 Biennium (Posted April 2, 2018)

Aug. 9, 2017 - Public Notice - Public Comment Period: Proposed Medicaid Autism Spectrum Disorder Waiver Amendment

July 21, 2017 - News Release - N.D. Medicaid receives federal approval to cover ABA services for individuals with autism age 21 and younger

Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force



Katherine Barchenger, Autism Services Coordinator
N.D. Department of Human Services - Medical Services Division
600 E. Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58505

Phone: 701-328-4630
Toll Free: 800-755-2604
711 TTY
Fax: 701-328-1544
Email: dhsautism@nd.gov


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