Coordinating the Needs of Adults with Disabilities with Compassion and Care
AUTISM WAIVER ELIGIBILITY
In order to be eligible for the Adult Autism Waiver, a person must be age 21 or older, a U.S. citizen or qualified alien, a resident of Pennsylvania at the time of enrollment, and meet certain diagnostic, functional and financial eligibility criteria (listed below). Priority is given to people not already receiving state-funded, or state and federally-funded, home and community-based services.
Diagnostic Criteria: Please note: This information reflects the diagnostic categories prior to changes in the DSM-5. Anyone diagnosed with a pervasive developmental disorder from DSM-IV should still meet the criteria for ASD in DSM-5.
Must have a diagnosis of an AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER, ASD, which includes: