Autism Spectrum Disorder Treatment & Supports

Early Intensive Developmental and Behavioral Intervention (EIDBI) services provides treatment and support for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and related conditions. EIDBI also provides education, training and support for families and caregivers to support the individual’s development. Treatment is provided within the community or the person’s home. EIDBI services are person-centered and based on the values, culture, and preferences of the person and family.

To be eligible for EIDBI services, a person must:
  • Be under 21-years-old
  • Have ASD or a related condition
  • Not need 24-hour medical supervision
  • Be enrolled in Medical Assistance (MA), Minnesota Care, Minnesota Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA), or other qualifying health care program
  • Meet medical necessity criteria for EIDBI services as deteremined during the comprehensive evaluation process

Treatment begins with a Comprehensive Multi-Disciplinary Evaluation (CMDE) to determine the person’s eligibility and medical need for EIDBI services. Information gathered during the CMDE is also used to develop the person’s individual treatment plan (ITP) for EIDBI services.

EIDBI services focus on supports that help an individual:
  • Interact with others
  • Learn and play
  • Improve functional communication
  • Build independence
  • Meet medical necessity criteria for EIDBI services as deteremined during the comprehensive evaluation process
  • Focus on goals that lead to an improvement in a person’s quality of life
  • Have their wishes honors in family, school and community life

Services are provided by qualified EIDBI providers and supervised by a qualified supervising professional (QSP).

Our EIDBI providers utilize proven methods and a variety of best practices with treatment intervention options based in developmental and behavioral science to meet the unique needs of each person and family.

EIDBI services may include:
  • Individual Treatment Plan (ITP) Development and Progress Monitoring
  • Individual and Group Intervention
  • Intervention Observation and Direction
  • Family / Caregiver Training and Counseling
  • Coordinated Care Conferences
Treatment interventions may include:
  • Early Start Denver Model (ESDM)
  • Developmental, Individual Difference, Relationship-based (DIR®)/Floortime model
  • PLAY Project
  • Relationship Development Intervention (RDI).
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Visit the EIDBI website to learn more about the EIDBI benefit, including information about eligibility, resources, and the EIDBI Advisory Group.