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Thursday, September 20, 2012

One Family Wins Insurance Coverage in Texas

Last year, KTVT in Dallas-Fort Worth reported on the difficulty of getting insurance coverage for ABA in Texas.  Now, the station does a followup report:

The report discusses ABA:
“It really had to become more mainstream,” says Dr. Joyce Mauk President, CEO and Medical Director of Child Study Center in Fort Worth. The Child Study Center treats children with autism.
“I think the insurance companies are going to be treating Applied Behavior Analysis the same way we treat rehabilitative therapy for a variety of other brain related issues,” explains Dr. Mauk “If we had a child who had an acquired brain injury we would prescribe therapies known to be effective and we would continue them as long as they were effective and when they weren’t we would change to another mode and I think that’s the route Applied Behavior Analysis will be going as well.”
The Neumans struggled with their insurance company for years. Now Hayden’s therapy is covered and his parents aren’t fighting their insurance company every day. Instead, they’re focusing on their son who has reached big milestones. “We try to celebrate when he has any kind of a small victory,” says Melissa smiling big “We are really in a great spot right now.”