Spotlight on Services
Looking for help? Call Autism SourceTM seven days a week for assistance
The Autism Society’s contact center, Autism SourceTM, assists those who may not know where to begin or where to turn when faced with the challenges of autism. Looking for help often means locating dozens of websites and searching through a maze of agencies and services in the hopes of finding one that can provide the services or support you need. Autism Source provides trained staff to connect you to resources in your community.
Autism Source is here for you seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). Reach us through our toll-free number (800) 3-AUTISM (800-328-8476) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Spanish-speaking specialists are also available to assist you seven days a week.
The Autism Society has provided Information & Referral (I&R) services since its inception almost 50 years ago. We are here to answer your call.
New resource for Medicaid HCBS waiver
In March, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released new requirements for the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver, which allows Medicaid to fund home- and community-based services for people with autism and other disabilities. The changes are intended to make services more flexible and accessible, and to promote programs that get people with disabilities involved in their communities.
To help people use the new HCBS system to secure the best possible support, several advocacy groups created a website with information about the new rules and state-by-state information and resources. Visit to learn what your state has been doing with the new rules and what the changes can do for you.
Internet access is essential for taking advantage of so many resources, but it can also be expensive. Some Internet providers offer low-cost options for low-income families; these deals include Internet service for about $10 per month and a computer at reduced price. If you need to save money on Internet, you can look at these programs from Comcast and CenturyLink.