OMHSAS Announces Live Webinar Regarding Autism Spectrum Disorder Guidelines

In August 2015, Office of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) convened a small, time-limited clinical workgroup to assist in the development of new Medical Necessity Guidelines (MNG) for children and adolescents with ASD.  The Guidelines are specific to Applied Behavioral Analysis within the home and community based services level of care.  The workgroup is seeking feedback on preliminary MNG content prior to issuing recommendations to OMHSAS. 

Families of children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and all other interested parties, are invited to participate in a live webinar about the preliminary Guidelines on Friday, January 8, 2016 from 10:00-11:30am. This will be an opportunity to ask questions and submit comments about the proposed Guidelines.

This session will also be recorded and posted for a period of 10 days following the webinar. You can access the recording at www.parecovery.org under the Children/Adolescents tab. Please email your feedback/comments to Cristal Leeper at cleeper@pa.gov by Friday, January 15, 2016.

To connect to the webinar:

https://copa.webex.com/copa/j.php?MTID=m5b4dfdaad372b921402c61c4dd26067e
Meeting number: 649 528 659
Meeting password: Cristal##1

To join the conference call:
1-877-668-4493
Access code: 649 528 659

Please contact me if you have any questions. Thank you.

Cristal Leeper | Executive Secretary to the Deputy Secretary
Department of Human Services | Office of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
P.O. Box 2675/20 Azalea Drive | Harrisburg, PA 17105
Phone: 717.787.5450 | Fax: 717.787.5394
www.dhs.pa.gov

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