Autism Medicaid Waiver Programs: Federal and State Perspectives

Thursday, May 7, 2009
3:30pm Eastern Time
Location: Online

Several states have implemented Autism Medicaid Waiver Program that provides variety of services to individuals with autism spectrum disorder that may include educational, medical, and/or social services. Ellen Blackwell from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will provide a national overview of Autism Medicaid Waiver Programs. Additionally, representatives from Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and South Carolina will present information about their state programs and share strategies and lessons learned in the process of creating successful models for Autism Medicaid Waiver Programs. Following the presentations there will be an opportunity for participant Q&A.


  • Cathy Pratt, Director, Indiana Resource Center for Autism
  • Ellen Blackwell, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Pia Newman, Assistant Director, Pennsylvania Bureau of Autism Services
  • Marcella Ridley, President, Winston's Wish Foundation
  • Beth Wroblewski, Director, Bureau of Long-Term Support

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Please contact Karla Kmetz with questions about this webinar.