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Department of Human Services - Autism Services

Medicaid State Plan ASD Services

Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Service policy and procedures (July 2017)

Autism Spectrum Disorder Waiver

For Public Comment: Draft amendment to a 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services Waiver for Autism Spectrum Disorder Services Birth Through Age 11

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.)

North Dakota's current Autism Spectrum Disorder Waiver (through age 9)

BROCHURE - N.D. Autism Medicaid Waiver (Revised August 2015)

APPLICATION - N.D. Autism Waiver (Revised October 2016))

FACT SHEET: Autism Services (Updated November 2016)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Voucher

BROCHURE - Autism Spectrum Disorder Voucher Program (Posted August 2015)

APPLICATION - N.D. ASD Voucher Program (Posted May 24, 2017)

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.

For households with more than 8 people, add $696 for each additional person.


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

May 31, 2017 - Public Notice - Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force Meeting

May 24, 2017 - News Release - Families can apply for Autism Spectrum Disorder Voucher Program services for children beginning June 1

March 3, 2017 - News Release - Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force to meet March 6

March 1, 2017 - Testimony provided to the House Human Services Committee on Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force membership

Jan. 10, 2017 - Testimony provided to the Senate Human Services Committee on Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force membership

Background Information

July 2016 - The department has submitted the ASD waiver to CMS for review and approval. The anticipated effective date of the changes is November 2016.

Jan. 5, 2016 - Testimony provided to the legislature's interim Human Services Committee

March 5, 2015 - Senate Bill 2012: Autism Services Division Overview and Budget Testimony (House Appropriations - Human Resources Division

Aug. 28, 2014 - Testimony before the legislature's Human Services Committee on the autism spectrum disorder voucher program pilot project.

July 22, 2014 - Testimony before the legislature's Human Services Committee about the status of the state plan on autism spectrum disorders.

July 1, 2014 - Autism Spectrum Disorder Services Voucher Program becomes available

May 27, 2014 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved North Dakota's Autism Spectrum Disorder waiver amendment. It took effect June 1, 2014.



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

Phone: 701-328-4630
Toll Free: 800-755-2604
ND Relay TTY: 800-366-6888
Fax: 701-328-4875
Email: dhsautism@nd.gov


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