The Arkansas Autism Partnership is a Medicaid Waiver program established and run by Partners for Inclusive Communities, a department of the University of Arkansas, and serves young children with autism between the ages of 18 months and 7 years. (Applicants must be accepted before their 5th birthday to be eligible.) ASN is one of several organizations in Arkansas that provides these supports in cooperation with Partners for Inclusive Communities.

The purpose is to provide intensive, evidence-based intervention for 20 to 30 hours a week in the homes of young children with autism who meet the eligibility criteria. The program lasts a minimum of 2 years and maximum of 3 years per child. There is no cost or co-pay for this program.

A team of professionals evaluates eligible children with autism and, with paraprofessionals, provides one-on-one intervention in their homes for up to 30 hours per week. The team utilizes individualized strategies that have been proven effective with children with autism in building skills in areas of cognition, communication, self-care, socialization, and appropriate behavior.  Parents are trained and included as team members.

Contact Isis Trautman for more information about applying for this program.