New Autism Omnibus Bill

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Autism | No Comments
New Autism Omnibus Bill

Kudos to the Massachusetts Advocates for Children for playing a key role in getting the Autism Omnibus Bill passed yesterday by the state legislature!   According to MAC, key features of the new bill are:   A requirement that MassHealth cover medically necessary treatments for children with ASD who are under 21 years old – […]

5 Things to Know About “Effective Progress” Under Massachusetts Special Education Law

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in Autism, Definitions, IEP | No Comments
5 Things to Know About “Effective Progress” Under Massachusetts Special Education Law

One of the questions I am asked most frequently by parents who have children with special needs is what does the term “effective progress” actually mean?  Often a parent will ask me this question because they are concerned that their child is not doing well at school despite having an IEP, and yet the school […]

Open Enrollment for the Children’s Autism Waiver Program

Posted by on Sep 3, 2013 in Autism | No Comments
Open Enrollment for the Children’s Autism Waiver Program

  AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE AUTISM DIVISION (DDS) TO PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS AGES 0-9 Open Enrollment for the Children’s Autism Waiver Program October 7, 2013 – October 18, 2013 WHAT IS THE WAIVER PROGRAM? The Autism Waiver program offers up to  $25,000 per year of intensive ASD support services for three years […]