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Special Mental Health Initiatives

The Special Mental Health Initiatives division oversees the following programs:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Services
  • Community Support Program 1915(i)
  • Intellectual Disabilities/Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD) Waiver
  • Mississippi Youth Programs Around the Clock (MYPAC)
  • Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Services

Autism Spectrum Disorder Services

Services are covered for Early, Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT)-eligible beneficiaries with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis when medically necessary and prior authorized.

Community Support Program (CSP)

The community support program provides 1915(i) state plan services to individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities. Services available are Day Rehabilitation, Supported Employment, and Prevocational Services. The CSP is Administered by the Department of Mental Health, Bureau of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Individuals may not be enrolled in a Home and Community Based Service Waiver program and must qualify for full benefit Medicaid.

Intellectual Disabilities/Developmental Disabilities Waiver

The ID/DD Waiver provides services to individuals who, but for the provision of home and community-based services, would require placement in an Intermediate Care Facility for the Intellectually Disabled (ICF/IID). The ID/DD waiver is administered by the Department of Mental Health, Bureau of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Click on the link below to learn more about Intellectual Disabilities/Developmental Disabilities Waiver.

Mississippi Youth Programs Around the Clock (MYPAC)

Mississippi Youth Programs Around the Clock (MYPAC) is a home and community- based Medicaid program for children and youth with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED), that follows the High Fidelity Wraparound process. MYPAC provides an array of services, as an alternative to traditional Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTF).  Wraparound is an all-inclusive planning process that is youth-guided and family-driven. This process is based on a strength-based philosophy of care that brings community services and natural supports together from various parts of the youth and family’s life. The all-inclusive planning process is a way to help children and youth with complex mental health needs, and their families, achieve their hopes and dreams.  Parents and/or guardians are much more involved with the planning and implementation of the services provided for their child while in MYPAC. The providers of MYPAC services are: Canopy, Pine Belt, Youth Villages, Catholic Charities, Methodist Children’s Home, Life Help Region VI, Marion Counseling Services PLLC, and Brentwood Behavioral Healthcare. Youth may be eligible for the MYPAC program if:

  • They meet the clinical criteria for PRTF admission.
  • They are under age 21.
  • They meet the financial criteria for Medicaid.
  • Individuals enrolled in CHIP are not eligible for MYPAC services.
  • MYPAC Fee Schedule

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Services

Substance Use Disorder Services include inpatient detoxification and a range of outpatient treatments.