ABA is a scientific, evidence-based discipline that strives to understand and improve socially significant behaviors. ABA examines the interactions between people & their environment to determine the effects the environment has on a person’s behavior (the “why” a behavior occurs).
Step 1: Initial Consulation
- You will be able to ask them any questions regarding the enrollment process, insurance, or our locations. During your initial phone consultation, you dedicated client intake advocate will ask you a short list of questions to determine if our services are appropriate for your child.
Step 2: Verification of Benefits
-Your dedicated client intake advocate will serve as a liaison with your insurance carrier to determine if ABA services are a covered benefit. Additionally, your client intake advocate will help you understand the out of pocket components of your specific insurance plan (deductibles, co-pay, co-insurance, out-of-pocket max) so that you know what to expect financially.
Step 3: Diagnonsis
- While all insurance carriers have their own specific requirements, all will require two components: (i) a comprehensive diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, which is typically a several page report prepared by a licensed medical professional; and (ii) a prescription for ABA therapy, which is a recommendation from a medical professional that ABA therapy is an appropriate course of treatment for your child.
Step 4: Insurance Authorization & Assessment
- This is an initial evaluation conducted by one of our Board-Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA). This is typically a 3-4 hour evaluation completed in one of our centers. This evaluation will serve as the basis for a personalized treatment plan specific to your child’s needs.
Step 5: Pre Enroll
-This treatment plan outlines the skills our BCBAs will work on with your child, recommended frequency, and expected commitments from parents. Once this plan is completed, our BCBA will schedule a follow up meeting to discuss these recommendations. Once you have aligned with our BCBA on your child’s treatment plan, we will provide a copy of the treatment plan to your insurance carrier for their approval.
Step 6: Enroll
-Daily therapy is conducted by a Registered Behavior Technician who is trained and supervised by the BCBA. We ensure supervision is of the highest priority as this process is important towards meeting the goals previously outlined by the BCBA for your child. The staff will record data and behaviors throughout the sessions in order to graph success and make any improvements to the treatment plan.
Available Insurances that are accepted: Aetna, BCBS, UHC, Tricare, Humana