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How do I show that I have autism as an eligible condition?

(1) To be considered for eligibility under the condition of autism:
(a) You must be age four or older;
(b) You must have been diagnosed with:
(i) Autism spectrum disorder 299.00 under the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, fifth edition (DSM-5); or
(ii) Autistic disorder 299.00 under the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, fourth edition, text revision (DSM-IV-TR) before February 1, 2022;
(c) You must have been diagnosed by:
(i) A board certified neurologist;
(ii) A board certified psychiatrist;
(iii) A licensed psychologist;
(iv) An advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) associated with an autism center, developmental center, or center of excellence;
(v) A licensed physician associated with an autism center, developmental center, or center of excellence; or
(vi) A board certified developmental and behavioral pediatrician.
(d) The condition must be expected to continue indefinitely; and
(e) You must provide evidence of onset before age five.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.020 and 71A.16.020. WSR 21-13-164, § 388-823-0500, filed 6/23/21, effective 8/1/21. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.16.020. WSR 19-19-061, § 388-823-0500, filed 9/16/19, effective 10/17/19. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120 and 74.08.090. WSR 14-12-046, § 388-823-0500, filed 5/29/14, effective 7/1/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.10.020, 71A.12.030, 71A.12.050, 71A.12.070, 71A.16.020, 71A.16.030, 71A.16.040, 71A.16.050, and chapters 71A.10, 71A.12, and 71A.16 RCW. WSR 05-12-130, § 388-823-0500, filed 6/1/05, effective 7/2/05.]
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