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Public Comment Needed: Medicaid Coverage for Autism Treatment
The state is preparing to have Medicaid coverage available for autism treatment for youth within the next few months and is requesting public input to inform how they design the coverage.
If you are parent of a child with autism enrolled in or eligible for NJ FamilyCare, or if you know or work with such families, this is an urgent message.
There is an opportunity to submit written comments before the February 1st deadline. Autism New Jersey has created a sample letter for parents and professionals to make it easier to submit comments.
Understanding the EPSDT Medicaid Benefit
Early and Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) is a Medicaid benefit for children and was introduced to ensure that children under age 21 have access to comprehensive high-quality health benefits.
Learn how the EPSDT benefit applies to identifying and treating autism in children.
Upcoming Autism New Jersey Events
February 25, 2019 Woodbridge, NJ
A conference tailored to the needs of individuals aged 14 to 25. It has been a sold-out event every year, and we expect another 450 caregivers and professionals again this year.
Supporters happily braved the brutal cold on January 12, 2019, at the first annual
Union Beach Polar Bear Plunge. Plungers of all ages rushed into 40 degree ocean water to get “Freezin’ for a Reason,” raising more than $10,000 for Autism New Jersey.
“It was pretty cold,” one Union Beach resident stated. “It was a lot of fun, a good cause, and I’m happy to do it, and very proud of what we did.”