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 Key Contacts

KDADS Contact

Information about the Autism Waiver services, prior authorization, and billing should be sent to Kimberly Pierson at KDADS. For families it can be helpful to review the Frequently Asked Questions for Families or providers to review these Frequently Asked Questions for Providers before contacting Kimberly Pierson.

Kim Pierson KDADS Contact
Kimberly Pierson, BSM, LPN
Autism / Technology Assisted Program Manager
Community Supports & Programs
Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services
915 SW Harrison, 9th Floor
Topeka, Kansas 66618
Phone: 785-368-6302 / Fax: 785: 785-296-0557

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Service Provider Training Contacts
Training for the Autism Waiver is provided through the Kansas Center for Autism Training and Research. Linda Heitzman Powell is the key contact for any questions directly related to service provider training for autism specialists, Intensive Individual Support (IIS) Providers, Parent Support Training Providers, Respite Providers, or

For more information about the service provider training, contact Linda Heitzman-Powell, Ph.D.

Learn more about Linda’s background and work.

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Questions Related to the Website for Training Providers
Questions Related to the Website for Training Providers For technical assistance for the online portion of the autism training program contact Jay Buzhardt, Ph.D.

Learn more about Jay Buzhardt’s work.

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Early Autism Website Questions

Any questions about this website ( or suggestions for improvement should be directed to the webmaster.

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