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The terms “Autism” and “Autism Spectrum Disorder” have become widely used interchangeably to reference a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are marked by difficulties in social interaction, communication, and repetitive behaviors. Additionally, there may be an intellectual disability, difficulties in motor coordination and attention, and/or physical health issues including sleep and gastrointestinal disturbances. Each child affected by autism experiences the disorder in varying degrees of the different areas.
Children with autism generally have difficulties in three crucial areas of development- social interaction, language, and behavior. However, because autism symptoms and degree of impact vary greatly, two children with the same diagnoses may act quite differently and have strikingly different skills.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientific, systematic and evidence-based approach to understanding and changing behavior.
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The Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. (BACB®) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1998 to meet professional credentialing needs identified by behavior analysts, governments, and consumers of behavior analysis services. The BACB adheres to international standards for boards that grant professional credentials. View more information.
Yes, we assist a variety of individuals with many backgrounds, skill levels, and challenges.
Yes, Step-In will work with you and your insurance company to determine coverage. Step-In is currently In-Network with TriCare, Premera BCBS, and Alaska Medicaid. Other insurance companies may offer coverage as an Out-Of-Network provider or under a Single-Case-Agreement. Step-In’s values and philosophy revolves around quality care; as such Step-In carefully evaluates insurance carriers’ contracts prior to entering into an agreement. This practice allows Step-In to maintain levels of care which exceed current industry standard.
If insurance funding is covering the services, lead time typically runs about one month from initial intake. Out-of-pocket services has a much faster lead time, typically 1-2 weeks.
Yes, Step-In welcomes volunteers and/or interns interested in ABA. We believe in our services and dissemination of quality ABA programming. Call your local Center for more information about volunteer/intern opportunities.
The ATN/AIR-P Parent’s Guide to Applied Behavior Analysis is an informational guide designed to provide parents and family members a better understanding of ABA. Anyone can download this guide for free from Autism Speaks.”These materials are the product of on-going activities of the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network, a funded program of Autism Speaks. It is supported by cooperative agreement UA3 MC 11054 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Research Program to the Massachusetts General Hospital. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the MCHB, HRSA, HHS, or Autism Speaks.”