Schedule an evaluation for your child.
In order to authorize therapy, most insurance companies require that a child has received an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis from a licensed psychologist or from an Approved Autism Evaluation Center (AAEC) within the past three years. In the Grand Rapids area, there are several groups or individuals who will be able to provide the testing that leads to an ASD diagnosis. They are listed on our Resources page.
Review your child's assessment from the AAEC or licensed psychologist.
In order to authorize therapy, many insurance companies require that your assessment specifically recommends Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for your child and specifies the number of hours recommended each week.
Talk with your insurance provider.
Each insurance provider varies with regard to coverage and stipulations for the provision of ABA therapy. We encourage you to speak directly with your insurance provider to help you understand your specific plan and benefits.
Explore your options. Is home-based ABA right for you?
Home-based ABA allows therapy to occur within the familiar setting of your child’s home and community. We encourage parent and sibling participation and target functional goals in your child’s home environment. Therapy sessions can be scheduled to meet your needs, including mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends.
Contact Kathy Prieur, ABA Program Director, at 616-710-2999 to discuss initiating ABA services in your home. A welcome packet will be mailed to you that includes the following forms: Client/Provider ABA Services Agreement, ABA Services Insurance Authorization Form, Tutor Availability Schedule, and Comfort Level Assessment Form.
Submit initial paperwork.
Mail the completed forms, along with a copy of your child’s most recent assessment to:
Behavior Solutions LLC
PO Box 68578
Grand Rapids, MI, 49516
Meet with a Behavior Solutions analyst.
Upon receiving initial paperwork, we will contact you to schedule an initial meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to work collaboratively with you to identify treatment goals and outline behavioral strategies to attain them.