Key Autism Services is proud to provide in-home (or daycare) ABA therapy to children under 3 years old and to children who are of school age, often times with greater availability of direct service with ABA Therapists. Families are able to access their private insurance for these services under the ARICA (An Act Relative to Insurance Coverage for Autism) law in Massachusetts.
These services may be appropriate for a child who is not receiving the appropriate number of ABA services hours or are on a waitlist for services from other ABA programs.
Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI) is a well-researched, evidence-based practice of providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services for children in the early years of their lives. EIBI has been researched as an integral aspect of early programming for children who have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Research has indicated that EIBI treatment may contribute to gains in development including social skills, behavior and communication. It is supported by research that intensive applied behavior analysis (ABA) services leads to the best outcomes for children who have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (Lovaas, 1987).
Collaboration and care coordination is an important part of treatment for children on the Autism Spectrum. At Key Autism Services, we believe in the collaborative process of working with other specialists the child may have involved in their treatment, including but not limited to Developmental Specialists, Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists and other providers. Key Autism Services is able to provide 1:1 ABA services to a child who currently attends a daycare, private preschool or recreational activities during the day if appropriate. Services in the home are provided based on the schedule and clinical needs of the child and family.
Through this model of service provision, children, aged 0 to 3, have the opportunity to receive direct ABA services immediately following a diagnosis of Autism. Key Autism Services is proud to afford parents the opportunity for direct ABA services in their home or a daycare often times with greater availability than other organizations such as Early Intervention. Families are able to access their private insurance for these services under the ARICA (An Act Relative to Insurance Coverage for Autism) law in Massachusetts.
In addition, Key Autism Services seeks to provide continuity of care for children throughout the lifespan. While some agencies require a “cut-off” of services once a child ages out (i.e. Early Intervention), Key Autism Services does not. We strive to work with each and every child and family to maintain a high quality of care until each and every goal has been mastered.
This model does not limit the provision of services to children under the age of 3, it includes children over 3 as well. Our model of ABA services may be appropriate for a child of any age who is not receiving the appropriate number of direct service hours each week, or children who are on a waitlist for services from other ABA programs for extended periods of time.