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Autism Waiver Enrollment

Enrolling in Medicaid Waiver programs can feel overwhelming, but Bridge is here to guide you through the process, so please contact us with any questions.

How to enroll in the Adult Autism Waiver in Pennsylvania:

To obtain an application for Pennsylvania’s adult autism programs, individuals can request an AAW application and receive guidance on the next steps in the enrollment process by calling the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations‘ toll-free number at 1-866-539-7689. It’s important to note that applications cannot be requested through email or this website.

You may also use the COMPASS website to make a referral, where you can select “Submit a Referral” and answer additional questions to electronically submit the referral to the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations.

For a comprehensive understanding of the AAW application process, refer to the AAW Application Process Overview document, which includes a Process Flow Chart and details the application process from Intake through Enrollment, including specific timeframes where applicable.