Council on Autism Spectrum Disorder Goals & Plan
GOAL (per legislation):
- To establish a long-term plan for a system of care for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families.
- The Council shall make recommendations and provide leadership in program development regarding matters concerning all levels of autism spectrum disorder services, including, but not limited to:
- Health care
- Other adult, adolescent, and children’s services
The Council shall:
- Assess the current and future impact of autism spectrum disorder on the residents of the State;
- Assess the availability of programs and services currently provided for early screening, diagnosis, and treatment of autism spectrum disorder;
- Seek additional input and recommendations from stakeholders, including, but not limited to: families, providers, clinicians, institutions of higher education, and those concerned with the health and quality of life for individuals with autism spectrum disorder:
- Develop a comprehensive statewide plan for an integrated system of training, treatment, and services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder;
- Ensure interagency collaboration as the comprehensive statewide system of care for individuals with autism spectrum disorder is developed and implemented;
- Coordinate available resources related to developing and implementing a system of care for individuals with autism spectrum disorder; and
- Coordinate State budget requests related to systems of care for individuals with autism spectrum disorder based on the studies and recommendations of the council.