Medicaid self-direction plan for Achievement Behavior Services Therapy
Achievement Behavior Services therapy plans to assist in increasing your child’s communication, social, interactive and learning skills. As a result, your child overcomes problem behavior and barriers to learning.
What defines the Autism Spectrum Disorders
Currently autism is no longer diagnosed as separate disorder. Instead autism is co-diagnosed with other behavior disorders and included in the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) group. ASDs is defined as a developmental mental impairment that causes social, communication, and behavioral challenges. ASDs is found globally, regardless of race, culture, or economic background. ASDs are treatable with therapeutic intervention as there is no known cure for the disorder. ASDs is considered a developmental disorder because symptoms can occur as early as 2 years of age. ASDs symptoms can range from mild to sever. Specifically, ASDs consists of:
- Pervasive development disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS)
- Asperger syndrome
- Childhood degenerative disorder
Autism refers to Autism Spectrum Disorders and involves social and behavioral challenges. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)boys are 4 times more likely to develop ASDs than girls. Similarly, 1 in 59 children is diagnosed with ASDs
Pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) describes a group of disorders which delays the development of social interaction and communication skills. Parents can check for symptoms as early 3 years of age.
Asperger syndrome is a social development disorder that makes it difficult for a person to emphasize, recognizes social cues, and avoid anti-social behavior. However, they may have an high I.Q. and excel in mathematics, computer science, linguistics, and music.
Childhood degenerative disorder is when the child develops normally for the first one or two years and then develops ASDs later on.
The DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) is used by clinicians to diagnose a variety of psychiatric disorders including ASDs. In fact, since 2013 the most recent and fifth edition has expanded Autism Spectrum Disorders to include 5 different subtypes or specifiers. They are:
- with or without accompanying intellectual difficulty
- with or without accompanying language impediment
- associated with a known medical or genetic condition or environmental cause
- associated with another developmental, mental, or behavioral disorder
- with catatonia
Achievement Behavior Services’s effective treatment for children on the spectrum
Established in 2015, the heart of Achievement Behavior Services’s therapy is based on Applied Behavior Analysis(ABA). Applied Behavior analysis is a scientific-evidenced based teaching method which is very effective for treating children with ASDs. Research shows that early intervention with ABA can improve a child’s behavioral development. Achievement Behavior Services’s therapy helps your child to learn to walk, talk, and interaction with others.
In fact, treatments for specific symptoms of ASDs or Autism Spectrum Disorders such as speech therapy does not need a formal ASDs diagnosis to qualify for assistance. However, symptoms such as repetitive behavior does i.e hand flapping, rocking, spinning and so on.
What Achievement Behavior Services reveals with direct care, behavioral intervention, and social skill groups.
Direct Care is Achievement Behavior Services’s one-to-one therapy for each child to independently achieve learning and routine life skills. Next, Achievement Behavior Services’ scientific approach is used in behavioral intervention for your child’s positive reinforcement of social skills and the reduction of anti-social behavior. Finally, Achievement Behavior Services’s small social skill groups has your child practicing and interacting with his peers while having fun.
How Achievement Behavior Services does therapy works?
We begin our Achievement Behavior Services with an intake consultation. Families and our administrators discuss the appropriate plans for treatment. Likewise, conversations determine if Achievement Behavior Services treatments can meet the child’s needs.
Second, our teams with begin the application process for eligibility of services . The application process includes:
- The Achievement Behavior Services application
- Proof of medical diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Prescription for ABA Therapy services
- Proof of insurance
The third step is your child’s skill level assessment by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) as part of Achievement Behavior Services’s In-home ABA therapy. Though optional, it is highly recommended as part of the individualized autism treatment plan.
The final and fourth step is a behavioral therapy plan developed by assessments of home and school situations. Your child’s progressive info is recorded and further analyzed to refine and improve positive behavior and independence.
Medicaid self-direction plan for Achievement Behavior Services Therapy
The medicaid self-direction(SD) plan for Achievement Behavior Services Therapy empowers the disabled individual to select the treatments and personnel to treat his disability. For example, an ASDs individual with the Insurance accepted ABA therapy would choose his ABA services, staff, and schedule on his own terms. His choices would also include the delivery of Waiver and State plan services. The self-direction adult also has a choice of which representative to work with to apply for particular State approved programs.
However, there are preconditions that must be met for SD funding of ABA services. First, you need to have an Independent State Program that includes valued outcomes that are supported by SD programs i.e. Adult Learning, Independence, and Workplace Readiness.
Second, you need an approved SD program and SD approved budget that allocates funding from different State sources as needed.
Special conditions for SD programs can be worked out with the Support Broker as needs arise.
Professional and Friendly ABA Therapists for your child
Our State-licensed professional ABA therapists have years of experience in pediatric care and development. They also possess advanced degrees from medical and psychiatric universities and colleges. For instance, one member has a graduate degree from Middlesex University in London, England. Another member of the team has Psychology (MS) degree from Pace University as well as received her MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Where is Achievement Behavior Services Located?
Since Achievement Behavior Services are located in both New York and New Jersey, we can serve a multi-cultural clientele from diverse backgrounds. Our offices are located in Nassau County, New York City, and Queens. Similarly, we provide services at home, in the community and in the schools throughout New York and Central New Jersey. For additional information, you can reach us at (516) 229-1194 or on the Internet at Achievement Behavior Services.
Do you get a self direction budget from OPWDD?
Call us to find out how you can get in-home aba services. Time is limited.
Contact Esti @ Achievement Behavior Services
516-229-1194 ext 207
Application deadline is November 1 to December ,31