MACSS is the Mississippi Access to a Coordinated System of Services for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other Developmental Disabilities and Their Families Project. The goal of MACSS is to create a coordinated system of care that is
- Culturally Competent,
- Easily Accessible and
MACSS is founded upon evidenced-based practices that focus on the following six core outcomes identified by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau:
- Families of children and youth with special needs partner in decision-making at all levels and are satisfied with the services they receive.
- Children and youth with special health care needs receive coordinated ongoing comprehensive care within the medical home.
- Families of children with special health care needs have adequate private and/or public insurance to pay for the services they need.
- Children are screened early and continuously for special health care needs.
- Community-based services for children and youth with special health care needs are organized so families can use them easily.
- Youth with special health care needs receive the services necessary to make transitions to all aspects of adult life, including adult health care, work and independence.
MACSS is funded by a grant from AMCHP/MCHP Grant # 1 H6MMC22740-01-00.