Two Types of Medicaid Waivers

Because your child has a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, they may qualify for two different waivers under the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration. Basically what that means is that they are eligible to receive coverage through Medicaid because of their disability regardless of parental income.

The waivers are the 

Family Support Waiver (FS Waiver) 

and the 

Community Integration and Habilitation Waiver (CIH Waiver)

You can only have one waiver at a time, however when you apply you will go on the waiting list for the Family Support Waiver. If it is deemed necessary to move your child to the Community Habilitation Waiver, that will be determined when your child becomes eligible to receive waiver services. Keep in mind that this is not something that will help your child right away, however, once they have the waiver they will likely have it for life, so it is a good way to prepare for their future needs. 


Autism Parenting Articles


Some Recommended Educational, Behavioral and Other Therapies for Children with Autism

  1. Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
  2. Speech Therapy
  3. Sensory Integration
  4. Auditory Intervention
  5. Vision Training and Irlen Lenses
  6. Relationship Development Intervention (RDI)
  7. Steroid Therapy/Medications

Therapy Providers

Special Needs Planning

Gordon F. Homes, Jr., CLU, ChFC, CLTC, CFP

Senior Financial  & Special Care Planner

Kentucky Office

9960 Corporate Dr. Suite 1100

Louisville, KY 40223


A trustee’s responsibilities fall into 

four major areas: 

  1. Understand your child’s life, and needs, on a daily, monthly, and annual basis; 
  2. Comprehend money management to ensure the assets or investments within the trust last as long as possible; 
  3. Know tax rules of Special Needs Trusts, and understand how to utilize them in order to be as tax efficient as possible;  
  4. Understand distribution rules of a Special Needs Trust, so as to always ensure it continues to qualify as a Special Needs Trust, because if the money in the trust is distributed incorrectly, your son’s government benefits will be placed in jeopardy.

(Source:  Autism Parenting Magazine: 

Issue 66; By Ryan F. PLATT, MBA, ChFC, ChSNC) 


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