ABA Insurance Program
Bringing out the best in every child.
Behavior Intervention Services (BIS), a specialized program that provides progressive, innovative support to individuals whose developmental challenges impact their daily lives, now accepts payment through private health insurance for applied behavior analysis (ABA).
Offering support at-home in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and the Bronx, our ABA team works with the individual, family and/or school staff.
WHAT IS ABA THERAPY?
ABA Therapy (Applied Behavior Analysis) is a scientific application of the principles of behavior and learning to build and increase positive and functional behaviors through methods such as positive reinforcement and shaping while reducing harmful or maladaptive behaviors through positive interventions. Through direct and indirect assessments data is recorded and analyzed on socially significant areas in order to show progress or change and to evaluate and modify treatment.
ABA Therapy for individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder has been proven the most effective treatment through research.
When you call The Family Center for Autism interested in insurance based home services, we begin the process by collecting important documentation; such as our intake form. This will ask questions about the child’s social history, areas of concerns and history of ABA if any. The eligibility of ABA services is also explained so that each family has a comprehensive understanding of the insurance process. You will then be asked to complete an intake form, submit proof of diagnosis from a medical professional and a front and back copy of your insurance card. The Family Center for Autism is recognized by most major insurance carriers as a preferred provider of quality services for children with Autism.
Once the insurance company approves the coverage and therapy, we schedule an appointment to assess your child’s skill level and begin treatment planning. Our LBA’s use standardized assessment tools such as the Vineland and additional assessments to gather the most information as possible such as the VB-MAPP and ABLLS-R. During the assessment process our LBA will determine the best schedule for treatment, recommendations for the number of ABA hours, and the most appropriate treatment setting.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
- self-help skills
- attending and social skills
- pre-vocational skills
- community participation
- coping and self-management skills
- functional communication skills
- independent play and leisure skills
- pre-academic skills
- executive functioning skills
- increased appropriate replacement behaviors
To find out how you can access ABA treatment for your loved one, please contact Kristen Schreck-Many at 516.741.9000 or to send an email click here.
If you would like to begin the application process now, please download and complete the two forms below return them via email, or print and complete the forms and mail them to Kristen Schreck-Many, The Family Center for Autism, 1517 Franklin Avenue, P.O. Box 7587, Garden City, New York, 11530-0726.
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