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Overview of the EIDBI Benefit

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Legal authority

Minn. Stat. §256B.0949

What is EIDBI?

The Early Intensive Developmental and Behavioral Intervention (EIDBI) Benefit is a Minnesota Health Care Program for people who:

  • • Are under age 21
  • • Are on Medical Assistance (MA)
  • • Have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or a related condition.
  • When was it created?

    The 2013 Minnesota Legislature passed a law to create the EIDBI Benefit for children up to age 18 with ASD. Later amendments expanded eligibility to include people under age 21 with ASD or a related condition.

    What is its purpose?

    The purpose of the EIDBI Benefit is to provide medically necessary, early and intensive intervention for people with ASD and related conditions. The benefit is also intended to:

  • • Educate, train and support parents and families
  • • Promote people’s independence and participation in family, school and community life
  • • Improve long-term outcomes and the quality of life for people and their families.
  • Treatment for ASD and related conditions

    DHS recognizes the growing body of evidence that supports a range of treatment options for the diverse population of people diagnosed with ASD and related conditions.

    Treatment options available under EIDBI

    Many providers use a variety of best practices with treatment options based in developmental and behavioral science to meet the unique needs of each person and family.

    Due to the emerging field of treatment for ASD and related conditions, the EIDBI Benefit covers a range of treatment options. For more information, see EIDBI – Treatment modalities.

    Studying outcomes

    DHS is committed to studying the outcomes of EIDBI services for people and families to learn more about what treatment works best at each age, for each person. DHS’s goal is to expand the knowledge and evidence of best practices to treat ASD and related conditions.

    Additional resources

    EIDBI – EIDBI services
    EIDBI – Eligibility for EIDBI services

    EIDBI – Overview of EIDBI providers

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