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Autism Advisory Task Force

Also known as:
Austism Task Force
Active dates:1997-1999
Function: Study autism, including, (1) the spectrum of autistic disorders; (2) treatment options for autism, including behavioral therapy, and outcome data on these treatment options; (3) the role of the schools, appropriate state agencies, and counties in providing services to children with autism; (4) funding flexibility options for services to children with autism, including the use of state funds to provide behavioral therapy; and (5) the use of behavioral therapy day treatment programs and the use of school and medical assistance funds for these programs.

The task force shall provide the commissioner of human services with the findings of the study by December 15, 1998. The commissioner of human services shall submit a preliminary report to the legislature by January 15, 1998, on the progress of the task force study. The commissioner shall submit a final report to the legislature by January 15, 1999, on recommendations to improve the treatment options available to children with autism within the current available funding. The final report must include recommendations on how to inform and educate families with autistic children on available expertise and resources on the treatment of autism.

The task force expires upon submission of its report.
Membership: Providers, advocates, and consumers of services to children affected by autism.
Notes: The Task Force produced "Autism Task Force Report: a Report to the 1999 Minnesota Legislature." See Library Circulating Collection Call #: RC553.A88 A89 1999.

The Task Force also produced "Autism Task Force report : a report to the 1998 Minnesota Legislature." See Library Circulating Collection Call #: RC553.A88 A89 1998.

Minutes: M769
Record last updated: 08/17/2012

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