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Autism Therapy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Answers to common questions are below. Contact Us if your question isn't answered.

What Is ABA Therapy?

Intensive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the widely-accepted leading treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ABA is scientifically-proven to enable positive outcomes of increased desired behaviors. A variety of techniques are used to replace certain behaviors with positive ones. More information is here.

How Do I Know If My Child Has Autism?

Warning signs include delayed development, lack of social skills and communication issues. If you suspect your child may have autism, speak with a qualified professional to seek diagnosis.

Children should be screened regularly for developmental delays by qualified practitioners. ASD has been diagnosed as young as 18 months, but screening should be conducted even prior to that by your healthcare professional. ASD is most commonly diagnosed between 24 months and six years of age.

A qualified practitioner normally conducts the diagnosis and if diagnosed may provide a written order for ABA therapy. Qualified practitioners can include Child Psychologists, Child Pediatricians, and Child Neurologists.

When you're ready, click here to provide insurance detail and the written order so we can match an appropriate therapist.

Does Insurance Cover ABA Therapy?

Act 62 in Pennsylvania requires private insurance companies to cover treatment of ASD for children with a valid diagnosis.  Medicaid also provides coverage. Most states do provide coverage now.

If you have a diagnosis or written order, send us your insurance information and we'll contact them on your behalf about coverage.

What's The Difference Between ASD And Other Forms Of Autism?

Autism is a relatively young field compared with other conditions. In the past, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has also been known as Asperger Syndrome, Asperger's Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), Autism, and more.

Although every child and situation is unique and receives a unique assessment and treatment, the condition is currently known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). You may hear other terms from other professionals, but they generally refer to the same condition.

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