Request for Proposal (RFP) for new Autism Spectrum Disorder Crisis Support Homes

November 9, 2018

RE: Request for Proposal (RFP) for new Autism Spectrum Disorder Crisis Support Homes


On Thursday, November 8, the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) released a request for proposal (RFP) for the operation of two Autism Spectrum Disorder Crisis Support Homes (ASD CSH), each with the capacity to support three youth simultaneously, with service implementation to begin 90 days following execution of the contract. ​

This service will provide short-term stabilization and related support for youth between the ages of 10 and 17 with documented evidence of a diagnosis or diagnostic impression of ASD made by a professional qualified to render such diagnosis under Georgia law. The youth must experience a serious emotional and/or behavioral change or distress that leads to a disruption of essential functions and may compromise the youth’s ability to remain in their home or community. Access will be based upon medical necessity, as determined by DBHDD and its contracted crisis providers.​

The intent of this service is to stabilize the youth with the use of crisis intervention techniques and behavioral supports on a time-limited basis. A behavioral support plan related to the crisis episode must be created, updated, and used while the youth resides in the ASD CSH.​

The ASD CSHs must allow for statewide access, with at least one home located in the metro Atlanta area (Region 3). ​

mandatory bidders’ conference will take place on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.  Interested parties may submit questions about the RFP to, November 30, 2018, responses will be posted on December 10, 2018.

The deadline for all submissions of proposals is Friday, December 21, 2018.

DBHDD looks forward to continued opportunities to partner with provider agencies in the delivery of easy access to high-quality care that leads to a life of recovery and independence for the people we serve.