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Budget Summary FY2009

59203010 - Autism Division
Data Current as of:  6/22/2009





Account Description FY2009
GAA
FY2009  
Total  
Spending
  
5920-3010 Autism Division
For contracted support services for families with autistic children through the autism division at the department of mental retardation; provided, that not less than $4,000,000 $3,000,000shall be expended for the purposes of providing services under the children's autism Medicaid waiver application submitted pursuant to chapter 107 of the acts of 2005 to be contingent upon the maximization of federal reimbursement for waiver services funded by the commonwealth; provided further, that at a minimum, this waiver shall include children with autism spectrum disorder ages 0 to 8, inclusive, including children with autism spectrum disorder ages 0 to 3, inclusive, receiving services through the department of public health's early intervention program; provided further, that the income eligibility for the waiver shall not be any lower than MassHealth standard income eligibility for children; provided further, that the department shall take all steps necessary to ensure that eligible children with autism immediately begin to receive services pursuant to such waiver; provided further, that the department shall immediately file any waiver amendments necessary to comply with the requirements of this item with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on education and the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities on the number of contracted support services provided for families with autistic children under this item and the costs associated with such services, not later than January 2, 2009, including but not limited to, a report on the implementation of the children's autism Medicaid waiver program pursuant to chapter 107 of the acts of 2005, with information regarding the number of children enrolled in the waiver and receiving services, linguistic and cultural diversity, age, gender, and geographic representation of the applicants and the children enrolled in the program, department plans to continue to assess the demand for waiver services, any executive office of health and human services plans to expand the waiver for children on the autism spectrum of all ages in the future, and any other information determined relevant by the department; provided further, that the department shall submit copies of any amended waiver to the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on education and the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities upon submission of the amendment; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the purposes of a contract with Melmark New England, Inc. to provide training and support to families, educational collaboratives and public school districts on methods for coping with behavioral challenges associated with children who have autism spectrum disorders; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the purposes of a contract with the New England Center for Children, Inc. to provide training and support to public school districts and families for the establishment of in district partner classrooms to serve children with autism spectrum disorders; provided further, that $100,000 be allocated to the Asperger's Association of New England to provide support services to individuals with high functioning autism or Asperger's syndrome; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for Youth Enhanced Services Non-profit; and provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be allocated to Whole Children, Inc. of Hadley

6,264,413 3,860,244  

Note:  Governor's veto was overridden.  Text in red reflects vetoed language.

Veto Explanation: I am reducing earmarked funding for a program to the amount projected to be necessary. The reduction in the item incorporates the reduction in earmarked funds.

 
 
HISTORICAL SPENDING CATEGORIES ($000)
column definitions
SPENDING CATEGORY
FY2005
Expended

FY2006
Expended

FY2007
Expended

FY2008
Expended

FY2009
GAA
FY2009
Budget
Reductions
Wages & Salaries 0 38 60 158 337 0
Employee Benefits 0 32 7 10 9 0
Operating Expenses 0 281 202 1,313 499 0
Public Assistance 0 840 690 1,117 5,419 -2,403
TOTAL 0 1,191 960 2,598 6,264 -2,403

 

FY2009 Spending Category Chart

Pie Chart: Wages & Salaries=5%, Employee Benefits=0%, Operating Expenses=8%, Public Assistance=87%



 
Earmarks

EARMARK DESCRIPTION

City / Town
FY2009
GAA
  FY2009    
  9C Cuts    
Melmark New England Statewide200,000 -100,000  
Waiver Populations Earmark Statewide4,000,000 -1,500,000  
Youth Enhanced Services Tewksbury75,000 -37,500  
New England Center for Children, Inc Southborough200,000 -100,000  
Asperger's Association of New England Statewide100,000 -50,000  
Whole Children, Inc. Hadley30,000 -15,000