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Does Anyone Know How To Get ABA Paid For Without Insurance Besides Self Pay. My Daghter Really Needs It.

Does Anyone Know How To Get ABA Paid For Without Insurance Besides Self Pay. My Daghter Really Needs It.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

@A MyAutismTeam Member..Ok. Im going to start my son back into Occupational Therapy. I will ask about this..It might be considered the same thing. Thanks.

edited, originally posted over 8 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

There are some grants out there. This is one that I know of http://www.uhccf.org/ but I have heard that there are others.

posted over 8 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Hi! I would love to help. We live in AZ and at first private paid for ABA when we found out that our insurance policy actually as an AUTISM EXCLUSION (can you believe it?) but over the past 3 years I have learned the ins and outs of the state Agencies through which Medicaid funding flows and by the time our second daughter was diagnosed I had found ways to have early Intensive Behavioral Intervention programs for both kids funded on the state levels. I've actually been working on an ebook with all of the resources in different states. The first step is to get a referral from your pediatrician to your states Early Intervention Program. Here in AZ we have AZEIP. You have to go through a number of evaluations and applications to get her enrolled in the Arizona Long Term Care Service (ALTCS) which funds programs through the Department of Economic Sercurity (DES)'s Department of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) through which you can get services like Habilitation and Respite. And even Attendant Care if you have an older child. We run our kids' ABA programs using Habilitation hours for the 37 hours per week of one-on-one time my daughter gets and the Hab M hours (you can apply for Habilitation Masters to get 150 hours of Masters level or higher pay) to pay our BCBA. When our daughter started preschool we wrote into the IEP that she had to have an ABA trained one-on-one aide who would be overseen by our BCBA in the classroom to get a PO for our BCBA ($11,000 for the school year). The most important thing for us was finding the right BCBA who created the individual program and attended all IEP and ISP meetings to help make sure her professional recommendations were understood and adhered to. We did private pay at first like I said but I would really like to help other families get these same services without having to pay. If you would like the info I have pulled together with our BCBA for this ebook including the state by state resource section, please email me and I'll send it to you. I would love to help and get your feedback. My email is [[email: [[email: [[email: (Email address can only be seen by the question and answer creators)

edited, originally posted over 8 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

in Pennsylvania it's covered by Medicaid and anyone with a diagnosis is eligible, regardless of income

posted over 8 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

@A MyAutismTeam Member...ABA is behavioral therapy. Applied Behavior Analysis, used to be called Behavior Modification

edited, originally posted over 8 years ago
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