The Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) is a 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Medicaid waiver designed to provide long-term services and supports for community living, tailored to the specific needs of adults age 21 or older with ASD. The program is designed to help adults with autism spectrum disorder participate in their communities in the way they want to, based upon their identified needs.


Note: For historical and comparison purposes, the below links are accessible to view the previous approved Adult Autism Waiver:

Quality Assurance Reports:

Directory of Providers

  •  Services & Supports Directory on COMPASS
  • Services & Supports Directory on MyODP

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be age 21 or older.
  • Level of Care 
    • Medical Evaluation
    • Diagnosis of autism
  • Recommended for an intermediate care facility (ICF) level of care based on a medical evaluation
  • Determined eligible for Medical Assistance (MA)
  • Meet the financial requirements as determined by your local County Assistance Office

Available Services

In addition to Supports Coordination, the following services are offered under the Adult Autism Waiver:

  • Assistive Technology 
  • Career Planning
    • Job Finding
    • Vocational Assessment
  • Community Transition Services
  • Day Habilitation
  • Family Support
  • Home Modifications
  • Nutritional Consultation
  • Remote Supports
  • Residential Habilitation
  • Respite
  • Small Group Employment
  • Specialized Skill Development
    • Behavioral Specialist Services
    • Systematic Skill Building
    • Community Support
  • Supports Coordination
  • Supported Employment
    • Extended Employment Supports
    • Intensive Job Coaching
  • Temporary Supplemental Services
  • Therapies (Occupational, Speech and Language, Counseling)
  • Transportation
  • Vehicle Modifications