Rules and Regulations

About Individuals with Disabilities Education Act:

“The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law that makes available a free appropriate public education to eligible children with disabilities throughout the nation and ensures special education and related services to those children.” Click below to learn more! https://sites.ed.gov/idea/about-idea/

Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and behavioral health treatment (BHT):

“Medi-Cal covers all medically necessary behavioral health treatment (BHT) for eligible beneficiaries under 21 years of age. This may include children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and children for whom a physician or psychologist determines it is medically necessary. Consistent with state and federal requirements, a physician or a psychologist must recommend BHT services as medically necessary based on whether BHT services will correct or ameliorate any physical and/or behavioral conditions”. Click the link below to learn more! https://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/medi-cal/Pages/BehavioralHealthTreatment.aspx

About Fee For Service (FFS):

Frequently asked questions for families with Fee For Service (FFS) coverage. Click below to learn more! https://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/medi-cal/Documents/BHT_FAQ_12-18-18.pdf

About DDS:

“The California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) ensures that Californians with developmental disabilities have the opportunity to lead independent, productive lives in their community of choice. DDS oversees the coordination and delivery of services to over 350,000 individuals who have cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities, autism, epilepsy, and related conditions through a network of 21 regional centers and state-operated facilities.” Click below to learn more! https://www.dds.ca.gov/transparency/autism/#collapse-panel-screening

About DRC:

Disability rights California programs “People with disabilities are at a higher risk of abuse, neglect and being victims of crime.” Click below to learn more! https://www.disabilityrightsca.org/what-we-do/programs/office-of-clients-rights-advocacy-ocra https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10026.pdf https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/Autism/Pages/default.aspx