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
- 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
Last Revised: September 21, 2011