Q: Does my child need an autism diagnosis to receive ABA therapy?
A: ABA therapy isn’t specific to children with autism. However, an autism diagnosis is necessary for your family to receive third-party payment.
Q: What age range of children does BASS serve?
A: We work with children between 18 months and 13 years old. There can be exceptions to this range depending on the situation, but most of the children we work with fall between those ages.
Q: Does my child need to receive ABA therapy or attend preschool?
A: Our centers are designed to help integrate your child into a school setting when that time comes. Our therapy is individualized to help seek growth for your child. The answer to this question can be different for every child, but our center is built to help children reach their fullest potential and ease the transition into a school-like atmosphere.
Q: How many hours or days per week should my child receive ABA therapy?
A: The amount of therapy needed depends on the child. We do an assessment when a new child begins at our center before making a recommendation on how many hours of therapy they should receive with us. The minimum a child needs to be in our center is six hours a week. We could recommend as many as 40 hours with our therapists depending on the child. Many factors play into this, such as whether or not the child is verbal. Read more at the bottom of this page: Early Intervention.
Q: Do you provide services that are center-based, home-based or school-based?
A: Our centers are the lifeblood of our organization. It’s where most of our therapy takes place and helps the children show the most growth. We do not offer home-based services exclusively, but they can occur as a wraparound for our center-based services with the client. We do not provide school-based services.