Medicaid Waiver

Learn about services that are covered under Indiana’s Family Supports Waiver.

 

The Medicaid Waiver program “waives” the pre-1981 requirement that eligible persons be institutionalized in order to get funding for long term care. The waiver reimburses families for the costs of caring for their child (of any age) in their home or can provide funds to facilitate independent living for an adult child.

There are provisions for developing social relationships and skill-building. For children under the age of 18, the waiver also “waives” the parent’s income and asset requirements normally associated with Medicaid. Adults on the waiver must meet the asset and income restrictions associated with Medicaid. Persons on a Medicaid Waiver automatically are enrolled in Medicaid Disability as their insurance plan.

Indiana offers eight Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) programs that target specific groups. HCBS programs allow members to live in a community setting and avoid institutional placement. To be eligible for any HCBS program, you must meet Medicaid guidelines and HCBS program-specific eligibility guidelines. 

Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS) provides services for individuals with developmental disabilities that enable them to live as independently as possible in their communities. Download BDDS Office locations and information for any questions.

Follow this link to begin the application process for the Medicaid Waiver.

Download fillable and printable, Medicaid Waiver application.

If you would like ASI to provide Medicaid Waiver services for Respite and/or Participants Assistance & Care (PAC).

  1. Make sure that you have the Medicaid Waiver.
  2. Tell your Case Manager that you would like to receive services from ASI. You will need to “Pick” ASI as your provider.
  3. Once you have signed the “Pick List”, the Case Manager will send us notification that we have been selected to provide services. When we receive this notification, we will contact you to get the services needed.

We are not able to provide any medical care, behavioral supports, skilled nursing or therapies. If you are looking for these specific services, please contact your Case Manager.

Below are links for more information about the waivers.

All services that are covered under Indiana’s Family Supports Waiver:

  • Case Management
  • Adult Day Services
  • Prevocational Services
  • Respite
  • Supported Employment Follow-Along
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychological Therapy
  • Speech/Language Therapy
  • Behavioral Support Services
  • Community-Based Habilitation – Group
  • Community-Based Habilitation – Individual
  • Facility-Based Habilitation – Group
  • Facility-Based Habilitation – Individual
  • Facility-Based Support Services
  • Family and Caregiver Training
  • Intensive Behavioral Intervention
  • Music Therapy
  • Participant Assistance and Care
  • Personal Emergency Response System
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Specialized Medical Equipment and Supplies
  • Transportation
  • Workplace Assistance

If you have any questions about how to get the Medicaid Waiver or services with ASI please send an email to asiwaiver@inautism.org.