SHW has a network of Autism Providers both center and home based that are available to Medicaid-covered children under 21 years of age and meet qualifications by the State of Michigan for eligibility. Your Case Coordinator will assist you in selecting a provider and getting started with a Skills Assessment by a board certified professional.
Referrals are accepted from physicians and early childhood mental health professionals properly trained in autism diagnosis and treatment.
Family Support Subsidy Program
The Family Support Subsidy (FSS) is a community-based, family-centered support service that makes it possible for children with developmental disabilities to remain with and to return to their birth or adoptive families. The subsidy provides a monthly payment ($229.31) that the family must spend on special needs that occur as a result of caring for a child with a severe disability at home. Shiawassee County families can apply for the subsidy by contacting Laura Stephen at (989) 723-0732.
The Family Support Subsidy brochures provide more details about the program and eligibility requirements and are in both English and Spanish. For English version, click here, and for Spanish version, click here.