Having a child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder can be overwhelming, frustrating, and difficult to navigate. However, there are many resources available to help, even if you are low income and don’t think that you can afford therapy. If you currently have Medicaid, your child’s ABA therapy will be covered. If you do not have Medicaid, you should explore your eligibility to see if you are able to get it.
Where can I find ABA therapy that accepts Medicaid in Indianapolis?
Mindful and Modern ABA Therapies accepts Medicaid, as do most ABA therapy providers. All traditional and managed Medicaid carriers are required to cover medically necessary autism treatment, including ABA therapy. At MMAT, our goal is to provide children with ASD with effective, thoughtful treatment so that their families can reap the benefits together. We encourage all families with an autistic child to explore their options with us and enroll in Medicaid for ABA therapy if possible.
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Who administers ABA therapy that accepts Medicaid in Indianapolis?
At Mindful and Modern ABA Therapies, all of our therapy is administered by extremely qualified professionals– Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs)– who work one-on-one with children in a calm, consistent, and safe environment. These are the professional certifications required for any autism therapy covered by Medicaid. We don’t make any distinction between private insurance and Medicaid when it comes to the quality of care we provide. All children’s treatment plans are developed with purpose in our inclusive, natural environment. Each child receives constant one-on-one attention and therapy that shifts to accommodate their specific learning style.
Is there financial assistance available for ABA therapy that accepts Medicaid in Indianapolis?
If you are unable to qualify for Medicaid, there may still be assistance available to help you get your child enrolled in ABA therapy. Look into the Indiana Resource Center for Autism (IRCA) or explore the resources available through The Arc Indiana to see what sorts of grants and other types of assistance may be available for your child’s therapy.
Get started with ABA therapy that accepts Medicaid in Indianapolis
The first step towards enrolling your child in an ABA therapy program is to take a tour of the facility and get a feel for it. We invite you to tour Mindful and Modern ABA Therapies to see if our center is a good fit for your child. If, after visiting, you determine that our staff and program is right for your family, then you must schedule an assessment with our clinical specialist to attain a clinical diagnosis for your child. During the assessment, a BCBA will spend 60-120 minutes working with and observing your child in order to determine whether they have ASD. Once your child has been diagnosed, the process of being approved by your insurance company begins, and once you are approved, you may enroll your child in therapy. Once your child is enrolled, the BCBA will create a treatment plan specific to your child, and they will be paired with an RBT for their treatment.
Take a tour of our facility
Schedule an assessment with our clinical specialist
After approval from the insurance company, enroll your child at Mindful and Modern ABA Therapies
Our Board Certified Behavior Analyst will create a treatment plan specific to your child and a Registered Behavior Technician will be pair with our child.
What to expect from Mindful and Modern Therapies
At Mindful and Modern ABA Therapies, we provide a special needs Montessori environment that welcomes children of all abilities with a sense of kindness and acceptance. Because children learn and grow at their own pace, there is no pressure to “catch up” or fear of “falling behind. All therapy is advanced by the child’s prompting, which builds responsibility and independence.
Our environment is carefully designed for order and organization and our days are scheduled so that there is consistency and routine. Children are allowed to learn new concepts by observing other children performing tasks and exercises, and are at their liberty to participate when and if they desire to do so. Practical activities will help your child to practice various tasks that improve motor skills and coordination until they are confident enough to do them easily.
How is autism behavioral therapy used in Montessori?
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy is an excellent fit with Montessori. Special needs children are observed daily in a classroom setting where their skills are observed and noted by their RBT. The group setting provides an opportunity for socialization, while the ability to retreat to a more private setting helps children with ASD feel safe and comfortable.
Unlike a traditional therapeutic setting where children are instructed to perform tasks and do activities, in a special needs Montessori the child initiates activities. Autistic children prefer not to do activities that are forced upon them, so this style of learning and doing is easier and more productive for them. As they initiate and complete tasks, they are learning as well as fostering inner motivation and independence.