Why does a service say "must have an autism diagnosis"?

Some programs or funding streams are specific to supporting people with an autism diagnosis (for example the New York City Council’s Autism Awareness Initiative). If a service is marked “autism diagnosis required”, documentation to support the person’s autism diagnosis will need to be provided. Additional eligibility requirements may also apply. 

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