Website: The Medicaid Reference Desk

A new website (click here) with backing from the federal government is offering a one-stop overview of the services available to people with developmental disabilities in each state.  The site, dubbed the Medicaid Reference Desk, offers a breakdown of the various Medicaid benefits — including medical and social services — offered to those with disabilities based on where they live.  Though the federal government mandates that Medicaid programs in each state meet certain requirements, states have significant leeway. As a result, the benefits available from one location to another and eligibility requirements for programs can vary wildly.  The reference desk is designed to help families wade through the bureaucracy, according to officials at The Arc, who created the new website with funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

About Mark L. Olson

Mark is father to a teenage daughter with autism. After a successful 25-year marketing and business development career in New York and Silicon Valley with F500 leaders and venture-funded startups, he founded LTO Ventures to serve adults with ASD. He chairs the Community Living Subcommittee for the Nevada Autism Commission, and is a graduate of the University of Kansas. For more information, visit:
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