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 […]

Special IEP Considerations for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Posted by on Feb 1, 2013 in IEP | No Comments
Special IEP Considerations for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

In 2006, the Massachusetts legislature amended state law to require IEP Teams of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders to consider and “specifically address” the following eight areas of development: the verbal and nonverbal communication needs of the child; the need to develop social interaction skills and proficiencies; the skills and proficiencies needed to avoid and […]