We currently have openings for a few children, full or part-time. Please note that availability is subject to change, so please call us at (817) 265-2344 for the most current information. We are expanding our clinic and will create more space in the first quarter of 2022.
Aetna, Beacon, Blue Cross/Blue Shield (including Magellan BC/BS HMO), Evernorth (Cigna), United (including Quantum, Optum, and UMR).
No, however, we can share a list of local professionals who can complete diagnostic evaluations. We offer ABA treatment services for children who have a diagnosis of autism. Insurance companies require a full diagnostic evaluation report, before funding ABA services. The diagnostic report must be completed by a Ph.D. psychologist or specialist physician such as a pediatric neurologist- a school diagnosis is not sufficient.
We typically serve children aged 2 to 10 years, though needs are on a case-by-case basis. We can alternatively provide consult-only services to families with children older than 10 years and/or who may not be appropriate for the clinic setting.
At this time, the state of Texas Medicaid and CHIP do not cover Applied Behavior Analysis. We can assist by sharing a list of foundations that give grants to help cover the costs of ABA, once you and your family are committed to enrolling in services.
We usually serve children from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm for a full-time schedule, or half-day schedules, such as 9 am to 12 noon, or 1 pm to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. There is no minimum or required number of hours of ABA at this clinic. We want to discuss each case since there are needs to work with a child frequently enough to make progress. We can also discuss different start or end times if needed.
No; if there is a clinical need for ABA, it needs to occur on a consistent basis. It can start in the summer, for example, but service has to continue on some schedule during other parts of the year. Insurance companies say “ABA is not child care.” We will work with families of children who are consistently attending to recommend the amount of service the child needs and, if space is available, the child can come more often during school breaks and in summer.
We allow companies who provide these services to come into the clinic during the child’s day to give these services, which are billed directly by their therapy company. This facilitation makes it easier to help with behavior support during these services, if needed, as well as increase collaboration and decrease transportation time among services. We work with several companies who do this at our site. Contact us for more information.
We do not provide in-home only services for new clients unless a consult-only relationship is arranged. However, we provide some home and community-based ABA services for children who have been in our clinic and are graduating to a different level of services.