Community Mental Health offers walk in or call crisis 24 Hours a Day (Walk-in services are for those in immediate crisis and cannot wait for an appointment). Visit our Walk-in Clinics Map to get directions to your nearest CMH Building. Crisis services provides crisis intervention, assessment, and screening for voluntary and involuntary psychiatric hospitalization, or learn the four signs of mental crisis.
The Autism Benefit management is led by Nicole Dwyer, ASD Benefit Specialist. Nicole possesses a wealth of experience and knowledge with over 10 years in the areas of Medicaid ASD Benefit Management, utilization management, quality management, access & engagement, children's services, and developmental disabilities programming. She is very passionate about her work, and has gone above and beyond to build a collaborative ASD provider network and ensure timely access to evidence-based ASD Benefit Services for individuals with Autism.
Nicole has been integral in the roll-out of the restructure and expansion of the Medicaid ASD Benefit in Wayne County and continues to strategically grow and develop the benefit to meet the needs of the families served. DWMHA's network has exceptional and dedicated ASD Benefit Providers that continue to go above and beyond to meet the needs of the families that we serve.
ASD is a developmental disability caused by a problem in the brain. Scientists do not know yet exactly what causes ASD. ASD can impact a person’s functioning in different ways. People with ASD may have problems with social, behavioral, and communication skills. Many people with ASD also have different ways of learning, paying attention, or reacting to things. ASD begins during early childhood and last throughout a person’s lifetime.
The individual or guardian will be provided the following evaluations and assessments to determine eligibility for the Medicaid Autism Benefit and appropriate intensity of ABA services within the first quarter of request for services.
The child can work with their Supports Coordinator / Case Manager to connect to additional services that they may be eligible for, such as:
The Centers for Disease Control Act Early Information: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/index.html
The Michigan’s Autism Program: http://www.michigan.gov/autism/
Both new and existing members in the DWMHA Network need to contact the DWMHA Access Center at (800)241-4949 to be screened and secure an ASD Intake appointment.
Please contact Nicole Dwyer, the DWMHA Autism Benefit Program Specialist at (313)344-9099x3114 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or would like to arrange a training on the Medicaid Autism Benefit and/or the ASD Screening Tools.
The Michigan Medicaid Autism Benefit went into effect on April 1, 2013. This Autism Benefit provides individuals birth through twenty years old who have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and active Medicaid coverage with access to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services.