Months after the federal government passed legislation requiring states to include coverage of therapeutic autism services such as applied behavior analysis (ABA) in their Medicaid programs, progress is slowly being made. Continue reading
Tricare has been ordered by a federal judge to cover autism therapy for children of military families. Unfortunately the reimbursement for applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatment could take years as the issue is still tied up in court.
Judge Reggie Walton, of U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia who made the ruling, could also extend ABA coverage for active-duty dependents, considering it a medical treatment that would fall under Tricare’s basic program. Continue reading
Trawling the internet for literature on autism treatments can be a daunting task. As you start digging, you’ll find dozens of options available. As every child’s needs are different, it is nearly impossible to find the “best” treatments.
Below are a selection of some of the most well known and researched treatments most likely to have a positive outcome. However, it is important to remember that often treatment options work best when used in conjunction with others. Trial and error can be the best way to figure out what treatment plan will best suit an individual’s particular issues.