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Meeting the needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorders through comprehensive services (9-State Study)  

Note: From 2011 onwards, CMS indicated a change in project title to "Report on State Services to Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders - Nine State Study".

CMS contracted with IMPAQ International and Abt to conduct a state practices study to assess the implementation of evidence-based/promising practices through the lens of state experience. The resulting Report on State Services to Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), released in April 2011, summarizes the current state of ASD-related services in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Missouri, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The report describes the types of services and supports provided by state and local governments; the sources of funding for programs; and the policy, staffing and implementation issues to be addressed to effectively serve people with ASD. Project Status


Funder Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Fiscal Year Funding $138,491.00  Note: The 2010 funding amount was corrected to $198,348.25 after completion of the 2010 Portfolio Analysis.
Current Award Period 2010-2011  Note: In 2011, CMS updated the award period to 2008-2011.
Project Number HHSM-500-2006-00007I/0009
Principal Investigator IMPAQ International
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services? (Services)
Subcategory Services Utilization and Access
Strategic Plan Objective Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 5SC. Implement and evaluate five models of policy and practice-level coordination among State and local agencies to provide integrated and comprehensive community-based supports and services that enhance access to services and supports, self-determination, economic self-sufficiency, and quality of life for people with ASD across the spectrum and their families, (which may include access to augmentative and alternative communication [AAC] technology), with at least one project aimed at the needs of transitioning youth and at least one study to evaluate a model of policy and practice-level coordination among State and local mental health agencies serving people with ASD, by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $25,000,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
State/Country Maryland
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History/Related Projects N/A