Policy Area

Health Care and Financing

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Autistic adults experience disproportionately high rates of adverse health and mental health outcomes. These outcomes may be a result of systems-level determinants of health including lack of access to inclusive and high-quality medical care, cost of managing long-term conditions, inadequate preparation of providers, and failure to include autistic adults in the design of public health efforts. It is critical that we investigate the role healthcare policy has played in perpetuating these disparities and develop recommendations for systems-level change.  

Topics include: Mental health (Parity, Access), Insurance (Medicaid, HCBS, Medicare, Duals, Private insurance) Health (Reproductive health, Dental, Telehealth, COVID-19), Behavioral health (Substance use)