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DSS Waiver for Persons with Autism

This Medicaid Waiver, also known as the Lifespan Waiver, is administered by the Department of Social Services and provides a range of home and community-based services for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Types of services and supports that can be used for DSS Waiver for Persons with Autism

The following services and supports, which are capped at $50,000 annually per participant, are available under the waiver:

  • Clinical Behavioral Supports
  • Social Skills Group
  • Life Skills Coach and Job Coaching
  • Community Mentor
  • Individual Goods and Services
  • Personal Emergency Response System
  • Respite
  • Assistive Technology
  • Interpreter
  • Non-Medical Transportation
  • Specialized Driving Assessment
  • Live-in Companion


The Waiver for Persons with Autism is not an entitlement; therefore, services and access to services under the ASD waiver may be limited, based on available funding and program capacity. A waiting list applies.

Download the Application Checklist here to begin. Go here for the Spanish version.

Applicants must also complete a Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA) form to acknowledge they have received information on how the DSS provides services. Download the HIPAA form here.

Email the completed application or mail it to the address below:

DSS Eligibility Unit, 460 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: 866-433-8192

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