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ABA therapy. UPDATE

Posted by on Jun. 17, 2014 at 10:28 PM
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We went back to the Neurologist today. She said Hunter was portraying stereotypical signs of Autism. She referred him for ABA therapy and is now looking for a therapist close by that accepts our insurance. This should be interesting. Everyone I have heard from around my area can't find one or only gets 2 to 3 hours max a week. Hmmm. So, what about your kids? I love that my neuro is more focused on therapy instead of drugs. How are your kids doing? Oh, we got his genetic swab test done while we were there today too. Should know back in two weeks.

So, Hunter has been puking after head banging since Friday night. I thought it was a virus or something until it happened again this morning. I took him to the ER and yep, he gave himself a mild concussion. I have searche. All over my town and no one here can order them. So, Friday I will be driving an hour away to have him measured and get one ordered. Next, I got a call from the ABA center the neuro has referred him to, to be informed that Medicaid doesnt cover ABA so I have to fill out all these forms to file for grants. Ugh! Oh, and we were referred for Children's Medical Services and have been told today that they don't cover Autism, but they will cover his Macrocephaly and if he has a genetic disorder when the test comes back. They usually have a Geneticist and Dev Ped but both just quit so they don't have either for now. So, they are just going to case manage him. I'm totally confused on that. He already has specialists and stuff. Umm oh and last but not least,hhe decided to bang his head on the table while eating tonight and has blackened his eye. Yup, that's my horrible, no-good, very bad day!
by on Jun. 17, 2014 at 10:28 PM
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darbyakeep45
by Darby on Jun. 18, 2014 at 4:30 AM

Glad you guys are making progress and the neuro is wanting to help.  That's a good thing!  Brady gets 6 hours/week of ABA, plus he's in OT, PT, Speech, and Feeding therapies.  He will attend an ABA based private school next year so he will more or less get 8 hours/day of ABA.

Momof4AEMW
by Gold Member on Jun. 18, 2014 at 7:52 AM

My kids are just starting ABA in July.  It will be three hours per day per child.  We don't have ABA at all here, and I worked out a very private arrangement to get this, so I'll take what I can get!

glad you found a great doc that's getting you services!

net23mom
by Member on Jun. 18, 2014 at 8:09 AM

With my DS  the doctor recommended ABA therapy but the group that does  was already full for the summer.So we have filled out the paperwork and are on the wait list for the fall

Stephw1110
by Bronze Member on Jun. 18, 2014 at 8:11 AM
We were lucky when we started looking for ABA centers. We had a well known center opening a satellite center close to us and we were able to get in. Depending on the school schedule we do 17-20 hours a week. He has has Speech and OT while he is there also. How old is Hunter?
JTMOM422
by Brenda on Jun. 18, 2014 at 8:41 AM

I think that it's great that you are finally getting some answers. From what I hear ABA is hard to find for a lot of people. We are military so we got lucky that we were able to get one quickly. Our doctor is a firm believer in therapy. He does not do medication unless it is absolutely necessary.

MomOfOneCoolKid
by Gold Member on Jun. 18, 2014 at 11:13 AM

I like that approach too.

Some public schools offer ABA. Our school district does.

auntkissy
by Karissa on Jun. 18, 2014 at 8:44 PM
Hunter is 20 months old. We got him diagnosed at 18 months. I just did an update on this.

Quoting Stephw1110: We were lucky when we started looking for ABA centers. We had a well known center opening a satellite center close to us and we were able to get in. Depending on the school schedule we do 17-20 hours a week. He has has Speech and OT while he is there also. How old is Hunter?
Stephw1110
by Bronze Member on Jun. 18, 2014 at 8:50 PM

What state do you live in?  I'm very surprised ABA isn't covered.  

Stephw1110
by Bronze Member on Jun. 18, 2014 at 8:51 PM

And btw...hugs...hopefully tomorrow will be better...

auntkissy
by Karissa on Jun. 18, 2014 at 8:53 PM
We live in GA.

Quoting Stephw1110:

What state do you live in?  I'm very surprised ABA isn't covered.  

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