HCPSS Collaborative Funding Program


For Children with Autism or a Related Disorder–Birth through Kindergarten ONLY

Children who receive services through the HCPSS Infants and Toddlers program or a Regional Early Childhood Center with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder or a related disorder may be eligible for collaborative funding. The reimbursement is for supplemental in-home Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. This therapy is offered outside the IFSP/IEP process to promote consistency between home and school-based services. Its purpose is to intensify the child’s educational program beyond the services recommended by the IFSP/IEP team and to minimize the potential need for more restrictive services.

Please refer to the Collaborative Funding Agreement Instructions for more information. The Howard County Autism Society keeps a list of HCPSS-approved ABA agencies and ABA consultants.

Contact Candice Shin at Candice_Shin@hcpss.org or Tina Eder at Tina_Eder@hcpss.org or call 410-313-7017 to request an application or for more information.