State Plans and Policies for Autism

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Many states have developed plans and policies for autism.  Some, but not all address nutrition. Examples are listed here.  Please send additional plans and policies to westernmchpartners@gmail.com

     The Center for Disease Control (CDC) materials for the  Learn the Signs. Act Early are freely distributed and can be see on the CDC website here.
  Two posters for health service providers can be downloaded here. (flyer) (Poster)

State

Document

Comments

Washington Caring for Washington Individuals with Autism Task Force, 2007

Autism Guidebook for Washington State

Nutrition services included

Oregon Oregon Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorder

SERVING AND SUPPORTING PEOPLE WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER AND THEIR FAMILIES, Summary of Preliminary Findings and Recommendations(Sept 2008)

Goal of the Commission is to develop a complete State Plan

Ohio Ohio's Parent Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2007 Nutrition services included
New Mexico New Mexico Collaborating for Effective Services for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in New Mexico: A PRELIMINARY ACTION PLAN, 2004

New Mexico Family Infant and Toddler Program, Technical Assistant Document for ASD's
No mention of diet or nutrition, Preliminary action plan emphasizes team care management
Nevada Nevada Autism Summit, 2008

Nevada Autism Fact Book, 2008
No mention of diet or nutrition, Factbook includes information on resources for families
California California ASD Best Practice Guidelines for Screening, Diagnosis and Assessment

DDS Autism Spectrum Disorder Initiative Highlights (PDF - Updated 4/15/09)
Specifically outlines the need for Nutritional Assessment and need for RD's in the medical team.
Alaska Early Intervention Services for Alaska Children with Autism:  A Policy Analysis, 2007 No mention of nutrition or diet
Arizona

Arizona Autism Insurance Coverage, 2008 Social and Fiscal Impacts of SB1263, Steven’s Law.

No mention of nutrition or diet

Comments

If your state has a policy that is not yet listed in the table, please let me know about it so I may add it here.
email the document or a link to the document to me at:
yvet@u.washington.edu

this page was updated 3/26/2010

this page was updated 11/5/2010