I have a 3 year old child who has been receiving autism services based on the Early Start Denver Model from Building Blocks, a program offered by the Northeast Arc in Danvers, MA. I am looking to continue ABA services to accompany the services from Public Schools in Quincy MA area. I would like have these services to occur at home when he is not in school. We have Cigna insurance. Are you able to help me with this? Or are you able to direct my enquiry to someone who can help… read more
Your school district has a Student and Family Resource handout that lists all services provided and amount of time you can receive. Call the school child attends ask the school counselor... Then principal...this should have been sent home at beginning of school year or at sign up. They know exactly what you are asking. Write everything down...who and time you called the school.. Then district office....student benefit packet.
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how do I find student/ employee resources in my state or district.
having a hard luck finding someone accepting my insurance.
schools paying for services is not a guarantee... only if they recommend and write it in the IEP is it their responsibility to pay. They can recommend it to be a benefit for your child...a good idea... but a good IEP team won't offer after school hours...its their career too. You can however use the student/employee resource if offered in your state/district this is free with a set number of sessions... but individual therapy is your insurance and your dime. Sorry
If your child needs services above and beyond what your child can get at school such as preschool it the the school districts responsibility to provide them or pay fir them if they cannot provide them. With that being said you are going to have to prove that your child needs a certain service.
You should always start these things ahead of time and not wait until the last minute because this is often going to result in a delay of services. You should contact the director of special Ed in your district, or the superintendent of your district to get the process started. You will need to set up an IEP meeting to determine what is needed and you will do it through them. You will need all your medical evaluations or academic evaluations you have, and the school is going to want to do their own evaluation as well.