*Has your contact information changed? Don’t miss important news about your benefits. Please update your contact info online now! If you’re a HUSKY A, B or D member, go to www.accesshealth.ct.com and sign in to your Access Health CT User Account. If you’re a HUSKY C member, SNAP or cash assistance client, go to www.connect.ct.gov or www.mydss.ct.gov and sign in to your DSS MyAccount.

*24/7 access to DSS: You can apply for & renew services online through our ConneCT portal (www.connect.ct.gov). Get case/benefit status, view notices, report changes, download budget sheets, upload & send documents & more! Our 24/7 Client Information Line gives you access to many service & eligibility needs (1-855-626-6632). And check out MyDSS--our new mobile-friendly app--access your account anywhere, anytime, on any device (www.ct.gov/mydss).

*Our customers can access benefit and application information, 24/7, at www.connect.ct.gov and www.ct.gov/dss/apply; or 1-855-6-CONNECT (1-855-626-6632), except during system maintenance on Friday, 06/24/2022 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday, 6/25/2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., during which ConneCT/MyDSS and PWA will experience a complete outage.

Autism Spectrum Disorder - ASD

Eligibility

In order to be eligible to apply to the Waiver for Persons with Autism from the Department of Social Services (DSS) Division of Autism Spectrum Disorder Services, a person must have:

  1.  Legal residence

     

  2. A Primary diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder supported by a standardized diagnostic instrument such as the Autism Diagnostic and Observation Schedule (ADOS), Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS), Gilliam Autism Rating Scale (GARS), etc. Evaluations that do not include a standardized test of autism will not serve to qualify individuals for the DSS Division of Autism Spectrum Disorder Services.

     

  3. At least 3 years of age

     

  4. A Full Scale IQ score of 70* or higher as indicated on a test of intelligence such as the Wechsler Intelligence Scale or Stanford-Binet. Intelligence testing that occurred during the developmental period (prior to the age of 18).  Psychological testing must be current (within three years).

     

    *For children under the age of 8, intelligence testing may not produce reliable and valid IQ scores, in which case eligibility is based on a diagnosis of autism and developmental delays.

     

  5. Substantial functional limitations in two or more of the following areas of major life activity: a) self-care,   b) understanding and use of language c) learning d) mobility e) self-direction f) capacity for independent living.

     

  6. Live in either their own home or their family home. Individuals who reside in residential or a school setting are not eligible for autism waiver services.     

     

  7. Medicaid eligibility (HUSKY A, C, or D).

     

  8. Impairment prior to age 22.

     

  9. Impairment expected to continue indefinitely.

Please follow this link for the eligibility application.

Please follow this link for the eligibility application in Spanish.

Please follow this link for the HIPAA Acknowlegement Letter.