I Want to Look Into An OAI ABA Program For My Child – What Do I Do?

parents_child_therapistIf you are planning to use your health insurance to cover your child’s treatment, call us with your insurance information so we can check if we have a current contract with your insurer and if your policy covers ABA.

Regardless of your insurance status, if you wish for a free initial consultation we will be happy to meet with you and your child and go over what we may be able to do for your family.If you wish to move forward with the process, we will send you an intake packet asking for your child’s medical and behavioral history. You will also need a written confirmation of the child’s autism diagnosis from a medical professional, and may need a referral for ABA services, depending on your insurance company’s policies.  Once the completed intake packet and diagnosis confirmation is received we will schedule an assessment with your child at your home.

After the assessment is completed, all the information gathered from the direct assessment, the intake packet history, the diagnosis paperwork, and any other information you give us is compiled into a report outlining your child’s strengths and weaknesses, recommended treatment goals and intensity (number of hours of direct service per week), recommended goals for parent training, and any other services we may recommend your child receive, whether from us or another agency.  If you and your insurance company approve the treatment goals and recommendations, then the actual program start date is set.

If you are planning to use private funding, call us and we will give you all the financial information you need. If you wish for a free initial consultation we will be happy to meet with you and your child and go over what we may be able to do for your family.  If that results in a satisfactory arrangement for your family, we will send you an intake packet asking for your child’s medical and behavioral history. Once that is received we will schedule an assessment with your child at your home. After the assessment is completed, you will receive the same detailed report described above.  If you approve the treatment goals and recommendations then the program start date is set.  Children with private funding are not required to have an autism diagnosis, and may also have autism along with other conditions such as Down’s syndrome or apraxia.

If you are planning to use another public funding source for your child’s program,  call us so we can provide you with whatever you need for your individual situation. Of course, as with any other family, we will be happy to meet with you and your child and go over what we may be able to do for your family.