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Maryland State Medicaid Waiver Program Application Guide

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  • Maryland State Medicaid Waiver Program Application Guide




    Waiver Overview:
    Maryland has a ton of waivers that could be applicable for your child’s circumstance. You can view a full overview of these waivers here. We are going to focus on the two waivers that we view as most applicable to children with autism.

    Waiver #1: Waiver for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

    Who Can Apply?

    Circumstances/Diagnosis: Any child under 21 who is diagnosed with autism. The state requires that individuals need at least an intermediate care facility level of care to qualify. This has a technical definition but essentially just means that the individual is unable to get through their day without a lot of supervision. Children must also have an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) or an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and be receiving at least 15 hours of special education services per week.

    Income: Income eligibility is only based on the child’s income and not the parents income. This means that your child is financially eligible for the waiver if they don’t earn over $2,313 a month or have over $2,000 in assets.

    What do I get?

    • Adult life planning • Environmental accessibility adaptations • Family consultation • Intensive individual support services • Intensive residential habilitation • Respite care • Service coordination • Residential habitation • Therapeutic integration • Intensive therapeutic integration • All other standard Medicaid services

    How do I apply?

    The waiver is currently full and there is a waitlist. You can be placed on this waitlist by calling Waiver Services Registry at 1-866-417-3480. Once it is your time to apply you will be contacted with more instructions.

    Waiver #2: Community Supports Waiver

    Who can apply?

    Circumstances/Diagnosis: Children and adults of all ages who have developmental disabilities like autism who do not need housing support. The state requires that individuals need at least an intermediate care facility level of care to qualify. This has a technical definition but essentially just means that the individual is unable to get through their day without a lot of supervision.

    Income: Income eligibility is only based on the child’s income and not the parents income. This means that your child is financially eligible for the waiver if they don’t earn over $2,313 a month or have over $2,000 in assets.

    What do I get?

    • Assistive technology and services • Behavioral support services • Career exploration • Community development services • Day habilitation • Employment discovery and customization • Employment services • Environmental assessments • Environmental modifications • Family caregiver training and empowerment • Family and peer mentoring supports • Housing support services • Individual and family-directed goods and services • Medical day care • Nurse consultation • Nurse health case management • Nurse case management and delegation • Participant education, training and advocacy supports • Personal supports • Respite care services • Support broker services* • Supported employment • Transportation • Vehicle modifications

    How do I apply?

    You can apply to get on this waiver or any of the other waiver services offered by the Developmental Disabilities Administration by following the instructions on this page.

    What does the Goally Team Think?

    Maryland has long waitlists for all of their waivers. They fulfill critical needs first so you will probably end up waiting years for services if your situation is not an emergency. While you wait to receive the important services these waivers provide we recommend you check out Maryland's Low Intensity Support Services to find out how you can get $2000 a year with no wait. Additionally, there are an incredible amount of waivers that provide varied and unique services. This is good because it provides case-specific services, but makes navigating the waiver process far more difficult. Additionally, these waivers are managed by several different entities like the Maryland State Department of Education and the Developmental Disabilities Administration. Make sure to call these organizations to get the information you need on waiver programs because their website does little to distinguish which waiver is best for who.

    Goally Waiver Scorecard

    Website clarity and ease of navigation: 3/5
    Access and requirements of qualification: 1/5
    Healthcare coverage: 3/5

    Other online resources for Maryland:

    Parents Place of Maryland has family to family support, information, and advice.
    The ARC of Maryland can help you with everything from employment to advocacy.
    Autism Society of America has several different chapters in the state: Baltimore-Chesapeake Chapter, Frederick County Chapter, Howard County Chapter, Montgomery County Chapter

    Telephone Resources

    To get more information on the Waiver for Children with ASD: Contact your local school system and ask to speak to the Autism Waiver Coordinator. You may also call the Maryland State Department of Education at: 410-767-1446
    To get more information of any of the Developmental Disabilities Administration waivers and their waitlists call your regional office
    Developmental Disabilities Administration main office: (844) 253-8694
    Last edited by Brady; 07-15-2020, 04:10 PM.
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