The questions on your mind, answered by Empower ABA
What is autism?
Autism, also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects communication, social interaction, and behavior. The severity of these symptoms can vary greatly, and early diagnosis and intervention can be beneficial in helping individuals with autism lead fulfilling lives.
What are some of the symptoms?
Among others, people with autism may have difficulties with verbal and nonverbal communication, have trouble understanding social cues, may find it challenging to establish and maintain relationships and may exhibit repetitive behaviors or interests.
I’m concerned my child may be autistic. What should I do?
If you have reason to be concerned, contact a developmental pediatrician or a psychological or neurological specialist to have them evaluated. If you receive an autism diagnosis, contact our team for an assessment so that we can develop a personalized plan for their care without delay.
What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and who is it for?
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientifically-proven therapy used for children with autism. It uses principles of behaviorism to teach new behaviors and decrease challenging ones, by breaking down complex tasks into smaller steps and using positive reinforcement to encourage completion.
How do I know if ABA therapy is right for my child?
If your child has received an autism diagnosis, ABA is the #1 recommended treatment and has proven to be tremendously effective in improving children’s overall function and wellbeing.
How will ABA help my child?
ABA therapy helps children learn and develop functional skills, increase communication and socialization, and improve overall quality of life. ABA is provided by trained professionals and is tailored to meet the specific needs and abilities of each child.
When and where can my child receive ABA therapy?
To accommodate your child, your family and your schedule, we offer care at home, school, or at one of our centers (contact us for locations). We also offer virtual services, if necessary. These services are available seven days a week and at the hour that’s best for you.
Who will be providing care for my child?
Our care is delivered by a licensed and skilled BCBA who evaluates your child and develops a personalized roadmap for success. The BCBA will oversee the work of the RBT who interacts with your child daily. Our case coordinators match your child and family with the team that can best meet your unique needs.
Does Empower ABA provide other services besides ABA therapy?
No. We are strictly an ABA service provider.
Will you work together with my child’s other care providers?
Of course. Mutual cooperation is key to success. If your child has any other therapists or providers, we will set up meetings for team collaboration and discuss all your child’s needs, progress and education.
How much will it cost? Who will pay for it?
ABA therapy is covered by all private health insurance policies and also covered by Medicaid in some states. Contact our office and our insurance team will take the headache off your mind and ensure that your services are fully covered by insurance.
Does Empower ABA offer services in my neighborhood?
Contact our office at 844-222-1173 and we will advise on whether service is available where you live. We are continuing to expand into new regions so that no child is left behind.
How much time do kids spend doing ABA?
We provide daily sessions, each lasting between two and four hours, depending on whether these services are provided during or after school hours.
Do you provide group sessions?
Depending on where you live and whether insurance covers it, we do offer group sessions under the guidance and supervision of one of our BCBA’s.
ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS?
Please reach out and our team will be happy to answer your questions and concerns.