Autism Task Force to Meet May 23 to Discuss Applied Behavior Analysis Services | New

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BISMARCK, ND – The state Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Task Force will meet Monday, May 23, from 1-4:30 p.m. CT, via videoconference to discuss Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services ) that benefit people with autism spectrum disorder.

Other topics on the agenda include updates on the interim legislative session and current enrollment and spending for the state’s ASD Medicaid waiver, ASD voucher program, and services offered under the amendment to the state ABA Medicaid plan.

Members will hear updates from four subcommittees and discuss workforce efforts, rule revisions and the possibility of a graduate student from North Dakota State University assisting the task force. Other business will be discussed.

The working group meeting is open to the public and will be hosted by Microsoft Teams and by conference call at 701-328-0950, conference ID 508218282#. Details are in the Notice of Public Meeting.

Those requiring accommodations to participate should contact Krista Fremming prior to the meeting at 701-328-2342, toll free 800-755-2719, 711 (TTY) or [email protected]

The legislator created the working group in 2009; members are appointed by the governor. The task force is tasked with examining early intervention and family support services that allow people with ASD to live at home or in community settings, as well as programs that help people with ASD transition from school environments to adult services and workforce development programs. In addition, the task force monitors service delivery and reviews, modifies, and updates the state ASD plan to better meet the needs of people with ASD.

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