How Do I Access ABA?
Before hiring a professional…
Read the Consumer Guidelines. Also check the certificant registry to verify that a potential ABA consultant is a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) or board certified associate behavior analyst (BCaBA). The Autism Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavior Analysis has developed a document titled: Parent Guidelines for Identifying, Selecting, and Evaluating Behavior Analysts Providing Treatment for Individuals Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Read the Behavior Analyst Certification Board’s practice guidelines for Autism Spectrum Disorder – ABA_Guidelines_for_ASD. It contains general guidance and basic descriptions of typical ABA service delivery.
Seek out training for yourself…
Training can help you become a therapist for your own child, and it can help you become a more educated consumer. FEAT is proud to sponsor low-cost, high-quality ABA workshops. Please see our calendar for upcoming training opportunities. Sign up for our email list to receive announcements about training opportunities that might be offered through local ABA providers.
Access commercially available training programs and materials if necessary (many local programs and consultants have waiting lists, and you may wish to begin working with your child now). Some resources:
ABA Course for Parents and Therapists (DVD) – http://www.maximumpotentialkids.com/abacourse-1.htm
Paying for ABA
Medicaid Waiver Programs
Another source of possible financial assistance is Applying for SSI (Supplemental Security Income).
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