We’d love to talk to you!

No matter where you’re at in the process, we would love to hear your questions and concerns. We are here to help. Give us a call! Family Support would love to learn more about your loved one with autism and your family.

When you’re ready, we’d love to meet you! When you’re ready to move forward, we will schedule an initial intake appointment. This is designed to let you meet one of our clinical staff and have more specific questions answered. And if you’re ready, this can be a jumping off point to begin therapy.

How we get started with ABA therapy.

Intake Appointment

At the initial intake appointment, we just want to have a conversation with you as a parent about your concerns for your child. Our Lead BCBA will be the one to meet your family for the first time and will ask questions about your child, your concerns, and what you’ve experience so far. This meeting is just a conversation and should be a comfortable place for you to ask questions and express yourself.

    What to expect at the intake appointment:

    A diagnostic interview will be conducted with you, the parents and/or caregivers, to obtain detailed information about the referral concerns and your child’s developmental history, medical history, and family history.

    Direct observations of your child by a Behavior Analyst (BCBA), an Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA), or a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), all of whom are certified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.

    At the end of the intake appointment, the Behavior Analyst will discuss clinical impressions and schedule 1 to 2 follow up assessment sessions, during which we will work more specifically with your child to find areas of strength and deficit to help us set more accurate goals.

    Insurance Confirmation

    After the initial intake meeting, we will communicate with your insurance company to determine what documentation they need to authorize ABA therapy. This process can take anywhere from a week to six weeks depending upon current insurance company policies.

    Follow Up Assessment

    You’ll also receive a norm-referenced assessment to complete via email to compare your child’s skills and abilities to same age peers. Insurance asks for this, but it also helps inform our treatment decisions. One of the following assessments may be used:

    • Vineland Adaptive Behavior Skills, Third Edition
    • Social Skills Improvement System

    We will also schedule a few follow up sessions to determine what language, social, self-help, fine/gross motor, and play skills are currently in your child’s repertoire. Assessment tools used during these sessions could include:

    • Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB‐MAPP),
    • Essentials for Living
    • PEAK Relational Training System

    Treatment Plan Development

    Based on the results of the interview, normative and skills-based assessments, a treatment plan will be developed with goals for reducing barriers to growth and skills to be developed. This typically takes about a week to complete.

    Insurance Authorization

    After the treatment plan is complete, our plan and your child’s most recent diagnostic report is submitted to your insurance company for authorization. This process typically takes anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. We will be in communication during that time to keep you apprised of the timeline to get started.

    Kick-off Session

    After we get the go-ahead from insurance, we’ll schedule a meeting in which your team will meet with your family to discuss the first few weeks of therapy. A schedule will be finalized, and you will have an opportunity to ask any additional questions about treatment and goals at this time.

    Insurance and Financials

    At Nexus, we will support you every step of the way when dealing with your health insurance provider. We double check your coverage, request authorization for therapy, monitor your deductibles, and submit all claims and handle billing for you. We work with you to make the ABA therapy cost per hour affordable.

    We work hard to accept as many insurance carriers as possible, so call us to find out if we’re in network with your insurance provider.

    Our dedicated insurance and billing staff follow best practices for billing and obtaining coverage for your child’s medical needs and works directly with your BCBA to get the therapy your child needs.

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