All Header Images © Daniel Voegelin  

DDS Open Enrollment for the AUTISM WAIVER Oct. 17 – 31, 2018


 OCTOBER 17th – OCTOBER 31st, 2018

Applications and information on the Autism Waiver are now available on the DDS/Autism division website and the MAC website.
Any enrollment forms submitted previously will be discarded.
Families must apply again during this open enrollment period to remain on the wait list.

Applications MUST be postmarked or emailed between October 17th and 31st

Important information on the Waiver:

  • This crucial program allows MassHealth eligible children with autism to access intensive treatments and services in their homes and communities.
  • The program is limited to children between the ages of 0-8 who are MassHealth eligible and at risk of residential placement now or at some point in the future.
  • Eligible children are chosen for Autism Waiver services on a lottery basis and once chosen, receive intensive in-home therapies, services and supports for 3 years, or until the child reaches the age of 9. After 3 years the child is eligible for less intensive step-down services until age 9.  The waiver also provides related support services such as community integration activities and respite.
  • For the application go to: DDS/Autism division website or MAC’s website
  • Click this link to find your local Autism Support Center to get help filling out the application

For more information contact Johanne Pino at or 617-357-8431 x3234

Massachusetts Advocates for Children
        25 Kingston Street, 2nd. Floor, Boston, MA 02111
Tel. 617.357.8431 · Fax 617.357.8438 ·

PDF Version of this flyer

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *