For children under 3 years of age, in-home direct services, will be provided as needed. This may include speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and early education. An IFSP (INDIVIDUAL FAMILY SERVICE PLAN) will be developed to guide these supports and therapies. Each state provides this service at the county level.
In Kansas: Infant Toddler or Tiny K Services 1-800-332-6262
In Missouri: First Steps—MO Intervention Services 1-866-583-2392
The Kansas Autism Waiver is a service provided through Kansas Social Rehabilitation Services for children from the age of diagnosis through the age of five. If eligible the child and family may receive waiver services for a time period of three years. The waiver is designed to provide intensive early intervention services to children with ASD. Services include respite care, parent support and training, intensive individual supports, consultative clinical and therapeutic services, and family adjustment counseling. To be eligible for the autism waiver the child must receive a diagnosis by a licensed medical doctor or psychologist (Ph.D.). At this time only a limited number of applicants can be served across the state of Kansas. Once the child has been accepted into services an Individualized Behavioral Plan/Plan of Care will be developed with the family by an autism specialist.
Applications can be obtained through your local SRS office or the SRS website: http://www.srskansas.org/hcp/css/Autism/Autism_Preliminary_Application.pdf or by calling your local Social Rehabilitation Services office.