Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Provider Qualifications

AAW Provider Qualifications (PDF)

This document outlines the requirements for providers enrolling in the Adult Autism Waiver, including qualifications and required trainings.

Updated: 10/2020

ODP Provider Qualification Documentation Record – 2-24-2022 (Excel)

Behavioral Specialist Services (BSS) Qualifications

BSS Qualifications Infographic (PDF)

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Coursework Guidance

ABA Coursework Guidance (PDF)

Career Planning Qualifications

Career Planning Education and Experience Qualifications (PDF)


Providers are sometimes unsure whether an individual Direct Support Professional (DSP) meets the qualifications to provide AAW services. In these cases, the provider can request that BSASP review the DSP’s credentials to determine whether they are acceptable.

For Behavioral Specialist Services, Systematic Skill Building, Supports Coordination, and Career Planning, providers may complete and submit the AAW Qualifications Review Form and follow the instructions on the form to submit credentials for review.

For other services, providers do not need to use the form but should send the request to with “DSP Qualification Review” in the subject line with the documents to be reviewed.

Please note: The provider agency—not the DSP—should make this request.

AAW Qualifications Review Form (PDF)

Training on Provider Qualification – 1/13/2022

Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Provider Qualification Process Recording

AAW Provider Qualification Training with Notes (PDF)

Provider Enrollment Documents

DP 1088 – ODP Provider Qualification Form: Adult Autism Waiver (PDF)

Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Communications

ODP Announcement 21-007: The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Provides Written Notice of Provider Requalification Requirements (PDF)

ODP Announcement 21-004: The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Provider Qualification (PQ) Form (DP 1088) for the Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) (PDF)

ODP Announcement 20-110: New Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Provider Qualification Process (PDF)