Within the first meeting, after your loved one has been declared eligible for the Autism Waiver, our staff will explain what to expect throughout this process, collect demographic information of the referred individual, and may request additional information such as a birth certificate or a social security card.
The next step includes reviewing and documenting the referred individual’s education, medical, social, and psychiatric histories. Our staff will also need a general review of the individual’s current support and service needs.
If an individual that is referred for the Autism Waiver has not yet been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), intake staff will direct them to where they can obtain the required diagnosis assessment and medical evaluation. A functional mental health assessment may also be completed by ECCM intake staff.