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Autism reports from the Department of Human Services

On Feb. 12, 2013, the Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Lucinda Jesson sent a letter to the Minnesota Legislature, highlighting two reports that DHS had completed as required by the legislature:

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Report to the Minnesota Commissioner of Human Services is a study of treatments for autism conducted by the Health Services Advisory Council (HSAC). HSAC is panel of medical experts that advises DHS about health care benefits for enrollees in publicly funded programs. Click here to view this report.

The Study on Housing with Supports for Children with Severe Autism report was completed by the University of Minnesota under a contract with DHS. It takes a comprehensive look at housing and service options currently available as well as best practices. Click here to view this report.