Magellan Autism Connections®

Increasing prevalence, high cost and state mandate requirements make managing services for children with autism and their families more important than ever.

Consider these statistics:

  • 1 in 68 children have autism in the U.S. – 30 percent higher than estimates reported in 2012
  • Treatment costs have increased to $60,000 annually per person
  • 37 states have some form of a state mandate, with another 14 pursing new or revised mandates
  • 26 states are requiring Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy as part of their essential covered benefits for Health Insurance Exchanges

In addition, many individuals struggle to obtain access to appropriate autism services. Few treatment standards, limited care coordination, inconsistent provider quality and significant costs often become barriers to care.

Making positive strides

With Magellan Autism Connections, children with autism and their families can be confident in knowing that their unique needs are in the hands of caring experts who want only the best outcomes.

Our program features the following advantages:

  • Comprehensive benefits management
  • Highly specialized provider network
  • Enhanced outreach and care coordination
  • Web-based family peer support
  • Robust online tools and resources

Through Magellan Autism Connections, families can receive assistance from a trusted resource that can help them navigate the complex health care system, obtain access to quality providers and receive support within their communities.

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CDC Data and Statistics on Autism, 2014,, Autism Speaks, 2014,, Magellan member satisfaction survey, 2013, Magellan client analysis, 2012.