ABA is widely recognized as a safe and effective treatment for autism. It has been endorsed by a number of state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Surgeon General and the New York State Department of Health. Over the last decade, the nation has seen a particularly dramatic increase in the use of ABA to help persons with autism live happy and productive lives. In particular, ABA principles and techniques can foster basic skills such as looking, listening and imitating, as well as complex skills such as reading, conversing and understanding another person’s perspective. (autismspeaks.org)
My child is being denied coverage after I was told 3 times by insurance that ABA was covered 100% with no max once I meet my deductible. I have been in a battle with insurance and my employer to resolve this and am being ignored. My son is 2 and with early intervention has the best prognosis of being a functional member in society. Every day we go without this therapy we are losing precious time in his development to make a difference. I work at a hospital that promotes ABA for children with autism and even gives out literature regarding the benefits of ABA therapy, yet are denying it to their own employees. I need someone to listen and help!