Aging Out of Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT): Issues for Young Adults with Disabilities
Publication Date: January 2007
Publisher(s): Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Keywords: Disabled; Deficit Reduction Act
Coverage: United States
This issue brief discusses the challenges and implications for young people with disabilities when they become adults and lose their Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) benefits, and how recent changes to the Deficit Reduction Act give states an opportunity to increase the availability of services that allow young, disabled adults to lead as normal a life as possible as they move into adulthood.