Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Developmental Disability and Mental Disability Services Act. Subject to appropriation, requires the Department of Human Services to create a pilot program to provide community-based residential services to individuals with severe autism who are 21 years of age or older. Requires the Department to contract with one service provider to provide alternate residential services to persons with severe autism who would otherwise be served in an institutional setting. Sets forth the Department's responsibilities concerning screening, training and supports, and vocational agricultural opportunities. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that the Department of Human Services shall contract with providers of alternative residential services (instead of with one service provider to provide such services) to persons with severe autism.