Have questions? We are here to help.
Receiving the news of your child’s diagnosis is difficult. For many parents, the first reaction is to try and learn as much as possible about autism, so they can better understand their child’s needs, and begin taking steps to help them work through their diagnosis.
Autism is unique, because it has such a wide spectrum. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed while trying to understand autism, insurance coverage, therapy options, planning for the future, and more. And because the spectrum is so large, each piece of advice or information is not a perfect match for each child, and parents are left feeling unsure.
We are here to help you. CEAS is made up of a team of highly trained clinicians, who have all dedicated their lives to helping children with autism, and their families. We are here to help provide you with the support, guidance, and the resources you will need to make the right decision for your child. Give us a call today and we can set up a free consultation to meet with you and your child. This will allow us to better understand your families needs, and help build a program to help your child be successful in life.
How to Get Started Following an Autism Diagnosis.
From understanding your child’s diagnosis, to starting a therapy program, there are a lot of steps along the way. Our team of clinicians are ready to help answer your questions and guide you through the process. Below some steps to consider as you’re deciding what is best for your child. Call us at any point in the process and we’ll be here to help.
Insurance Questions? We Will Walk You Through Your Coverage.
One of the biggest concerns that families have when they begin looking into ABA Therapy programs is: “How will I pay for my child’s therapy?” Over the past several years, many states have passed insurance mandates that require policies through in-state private insurance companies to cover ABA therapy. However, there are many exceptions to this rule, and without significant experience navigating the world of insurance and autism therapy, it can be hard to determine whether you are receiving accurate information.
We have a firm understanding of both the insurance law as it relates to autism therapy and the policies of each of the major insurance companies. We will walk you through your coverage, and make sure your plan works for you.
Understanding Your Options
Below is a list of some of the important things you should be considering while you are determining the best course of treatment for your child.
- Schedule an ADOS (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule) evaluation. We can offer referrals.
- If an autism diagnosis is given, reach out to us to discuss your treatment options.
- Fill out the intake form so that we can review your child’s needs and help you understand your insurance coverage.
- One of our clinicians will schedule a time to meet with you in person to walk you through the steps to get started.
- Schedule an assessment and build a treatment schedule. We will handle all necessary insurance authorizations before treatment begins.
Additional Resources For Families
Comprehensive Tutoring provides both home-based and center-based developmentally appropriate tutoring for children at academic levels Preschool through 3rd grade throughout the greater Detroit and downriver area. Their grade level curriculum is aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and focuses on: Reading, Writing, and Mathematics.
Their team works with children of all abilities and specialize in those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Autism Diagnostic Services (ADS) provides consultative services to help families navigate the diagnostic process and provide information about various treatment options. Their team will work with your family and other professionals to make sure you have all the necessary assessments and information needed to best help your child.
ADS brings some light to what can be a complex and overwhelming process. Their clinicians go through intensive training and base their services and treatment options on sound, evidenced based research.