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ABA at 21 months?

Posted by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 10:08 AM
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Catera had her 1st Autism eval on Valentines Day....the dev ped suggested ABA ..she still has to go back for cognitive testing and final assessment. She does have some behavoiral issues that need to be dealt with, but I am wondering if ABA will work at this age? She is already in PT,OT, Speech and Feeding. Is adding another "therapy" really the answer? Does anyone else have LO in ABA? Do you think it works? And what age did they start?
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dawncs
by Dawn on Feb. 20, 2013 at 11:13 AM

I recommend contacting if you have not already your local school district in writing for an evaluation for Early Intervention services (http://www.wrightslaw.com/) as the first place to go to help her for free. It will put her into the system for free help with the school district until age 21, and it will help her reach her full potential. I also recommend getting into contact with your local Autism Speaks (http://www.autismspeaks.org/), Autism Society (http://www.autism-society.org/), TheARC (http://www.thearc.org/), and Easter Seals (http://www.easterseals.org/). You can find recreation for her in a few years at Special Olympics (http://www.specialolympics.org/).

Dawn
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mandee1503
by Amanda on Feb. 20, 2013 at 11:49 AM
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No experience, but here's a bump!

gma12.1
by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 1:30 PM
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 Sorry I can't help! Good Luck Momma.

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kaytee2109
by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 6:04 PM

The only thing I know about ABA is that it is CRAZY costly. They wanted to put my son in it... We didnt because of the cost. But he takes all the other therapies that you listed as well. He is going great. I just had another child tho, she is three months & my son is having behavioral because of it :(

Caidysmom
by Member on Feb. 20, 2013 at 8:52 PM
Quoting dawncs:

I recommend contacting if you have not already your local school district in writing for an evaluation for Early Intervention services (http://www.wrightslaw.com/) as the first place to go to help her for free. It will put her into the system for free help with the school district until age 21, and it will help her reach her full potential. I also recommend getting into contact with your local Autism Speaks (http://www.autismspeaks.org/), Autism Society (http://www.autism-society.org/), TheARC (http://www.thearc.org/), and Easter Seals (http://www.easterseals.org/). You can find recreation for her in a few years at Special Olympics (http://www.specialolympics.org/).



I sincerely appreciate your advice :) at what age do they begin helping with Early Intervention?
Right now she is seeing the devolpmental peds at the Autism at the local Children's hospital. This also where she attends all her therapies. We have insurance but pay a steep copay...
Caidysmom
by Member on Feb. 20, 2013 at 8:55 PM
Does your insurance not cover ABA as well as the other therapies? No one has talked cost with me yet... I have asked them to hold off for the moment until after her cognitive test, which is next week
dawncs
by Dawn on Feb. 20, 2013 at 9:01 PM

 Early intervention is from birth to age three years old. Then, Special Education preschool begins.

Quoting Caidysmom:

Quoting dawncs:

I recommend contacting if you have not already your local school district in writing for an evaluation for Early Intervention services (http://www.wrightslaw.com/) as the first place to go to help her for free. It will put her into the system for free help with the school district until age 21, and it will help her reach her full potential. I also recommend getting into contact with your local Autism Speaks (http://www.autismspeaks.org/), Autism Society (http://www.autism-society.org/), TheARC (http://www.thearc.org/), and Easter Seals (http://www.easterseals.org/). You can find recreation for her in a few years at Special Olympics (http://www.specialolympics.org/).


I sincerely appreciate your advice :) at what age do they begin helping with Early Intervention?
Right now she is seeing the devolpmental peds at the Autism at the local Children's hospital. This also where she attends all her therapies. We have insurance but pay a steep copay...

Dawn
Beautifully Talanted Asperger Syndrome Writer
Diagnosed Asperger Syndrome as an adult
Diagnosed Edema (since young)
Author Page: http://www.toyboxunlimited.com/

Caidysmom
by Member on Feb. 20, 2013 at 10:27 PM
Oh ok.. Early Steps.. thats what it is called here in FL an it has mentioned by the Autism center ..just haven't looked into it yet
dawncs
by Dawn on Feb. 20, 2013 at 11:10 PM
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 The best thing to do is tomorrow contact your local school district about who to contact in regards to getting your daughter signed up for Early Steps. The person should be located at your school district's main office building. Your daughter will be evaluated to see for what services she then qualifies for based on her skill age compared to her chronological age. This is done totally free to you.

Quoting Caidysmom:

Oh ok.. Early Steps.. thats what it is called here in FL an it has mentioned by the Autism center ..just haven't looked into it yet.

Dawn
Beautifully Talanted Asperger Syndrome Writer
Diagnosed Asperger Syndrome as an adult
Diagnosed Edema (since young)
Author Page: http://www.toyboxunlimited.com/

Elyssa414
by Elyssa on Feb. 20, 2013 at 11:55 PM
I don't know. Bump!
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