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Intensive Treatment Services
for Children with Autism
Who is Eligible?

To qualify for intensive in-home treatment for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, the following criteria must be met in addition to the general eligibility requirements listed on the CLTS Waivers Eligibility page.

  • Must be under age 8 when name is placed on the state wait list for services. This means that all eligibility criteria must be in place prior to age 8.
  • Must be determined to meet a disability listing as defined by Social Security Administration rules.
  • Must have a level of care need that is typically provided in either a Psychiatric Hospital or an Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded (ICF-MR).
  • Must have been a Wisconsin resident for at least six months.
  • Family must agree to participate in at least 12 months of services at the intensive level.
  • Must not have already received two or more years of intensive in-home treatment, no matter how it was funded.
  • Must have located an intensive treatment provider who has agreed to provide treatment for your child when funding becomes available.
  • Have a diagnostic evaluation that meets these requirements:
    • A qualified clinician must complete the evaluation. The clinician’s evaluation must state that your child has a diagnosis of Autism, Asperger Syndrome, or Pervasive Developmental Disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS).
    • The evaluation must have been completed no more than one year prior to application for CLTS Waivers funding for intensive in-home treatment services.
    • The evaluation must include supporting documentation that includes a DSM-IV-R diagnosis and identification of the testing tools used.
    • The tests used must be considered validated for the age of your child and the diagnosis given.
    • The evaluation must support that your child is a candidate for this treatment methodology.

Last Revised: September 21, 2011