The Autism and Behavioral Resource Center is available to Medicaid-covered children under 21 years of age.
A Shiawassee Health & Wellness (SHW) team of board-certified professionals and behavior technicians develop and provide an individual comprehensive Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) treatment plan for children who are diagnosed with autism and qualify for the program.
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.