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Health Insurance & Autism
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Health Insurance & Autism

Getting health insurance to cover certain needs can be a pain in many cases. Health insurance and autism, however, are in a category of their own. The most recent data from the CDC estimates that 1 in...
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The Benefits of Occupational Therapy for Autism
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The Benefits of Occupational Therapy for Autism

There are many types of therapy that can help with specific symptoms of Autism. One type of therapy that is often underlooked when it comes to treating ASD is occupational therapy (OT). In tandem with a solid...
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Pregnancy, Acetaminophen, & Autism
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Pregnancy, Acetaminophen, & Autism

Acetaminophen has always been the go-to drug for pain relief during pregnancy. Doctors often prescribed acetaminophen as an OTC drug for mild to moderate headaches due to the low risk associated with pregnancies. The widespread use of...
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Travel & Vacation Tips for Children with Autism
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Travel & Vacation Tips for Children with Autism

Long trips and vacations with kids can be difficult. Keeping a child occupied and calm during a trip requires patience and preparation. Keeping a child with autism occupied and calm during a trip may require some extra...
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Great Summer Programs for Children with Autism
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Great Summer Programs for Children with Autism

School is almost out for summer. This doesn’t mean that your child will need to be at home all summer. There are many summer programs, activities, and events that are designed for children with autism in mind....
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IABA Consultants in Milestones Magazine
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IABA Consultants in Milestones Magazine

IABA Consultants was recently featured in the spring 2022 issue of Milestones magazine. Click the image below to check out the article!
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Transitioning to Summer Tips for Children with Autism
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Transitioning to Summer Tips for Children with Autism

Earlier this year, we wrote an article about Going Back to School for Kids with Autism. Believe it or not, this school year is almost over! That’s why we wanted to come back to this topic but...
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Finding a Safe Park for Children with Autism
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Finding a Safe Park for Children with Autism

Going to the park is a great way to get some outdoor time with your family. Finding a park that an autistic child can feel comfortable at, however, can be a bit of a challenge. Let’s go...
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Finding a Pediatrician for Children with Autism
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Finding a Pediatrician for Children with Autism

A few weeks ago, we wrote a blog on general tips to help children with autism feel comfortable at a doctor’s office. We mentioned finding a doctor who has specific practices for children with autism but didn’t...
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Shopping Tips for Children with Autism
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Shopping Tips for Children with Autism

Shopping with children isn’t easy. From the busy environments to the constant ‘I wants’, children will always find a way to make your trip to the store more difficult. The discomfort an autistic child may feel during...
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Haircut Visit Tips for Children with Autism
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Haircut Visit Tips for Children with Autism

Haircuts are difficult for many young children. Adding sensory sensitivities to the equation can make haircut appointments even harder. This is why we want to talk about haircuts for autistic children and what can be done to...
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Doctor Visit Tips for Children with Autism
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Doctor Visit Tips for Children with Autism

Taking your child to the doctor for a checkup can be an ordeal, especially if your child has related sensory sensitivities. The setting, noises, number of people, and other things can lead to many different sensory issues....
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Dental Visit Tips for Children with Autism
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Dental Visit Tips for Children with Autism

Depending on their sensory sensitivities, going to the dentist can be a challenge for autistic children and their parents. The medical setting, the noises, and the procedures can lead to many different sensory issues. Even finding a...
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IABA Consultants & Medicaid
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IABA Consultants & Medicaid

As of March 2022, IABA consultants is accepting clients with Medicaid as an insurance provider. The programs and services for ABA therapy offered to Medicaid clients are identical to those offered to private pay insurance clients. The...
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Improving ABA Therapy with Licensed Clinical Social Workers
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Improving ABA Therapy with Licensed Clinical Social Workers

Improving ABA therapy programs is always front of mind for BCBAs and program directors. Having the assistance of an LCSW can optimize programs with help for clients and, sometimes, more importantly, their families. LCSWs look at the...
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PUNS & The Future of ABA Therapy Coverage
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PUNS & The Future of ABA Therapy Coverage

The PUNS list (Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services) is a database in Illinois that tracks the current services and future needs of persons with developmental disabilities. The list was a way of prioritizing the needs...
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IABA Consultants & Medicaid: Initial Services Offered
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IABA Consultants & Medicaid: Initial Services Offered

As of March 2022, IABA Consultants is accepting Illinois Medicaid All Kids members! We have been working hard over the past year to make sure everything is in place for proper billing and services. Let’s go over...
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What is a Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts?
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What is a Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts?

A Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts (LPHA) in Illinois can be legally defined in several ways. The important definitions for the sake of this blog will be listed, as some definitions are not applicable to autism...
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ABA Medicaid: All Kids & Managed Care
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ABA Medicaid: All Kids & Managed Care

Medicaid in Illinois has 2 types of plans that are commonly given to children–All Kids and Managed Care plans. The short version of what these 2 packages are can be summed up by saying All Kids is...
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ABA & Medicaid in Illinois
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ABA & Medicaid in Illinois

ABA therapy only recently became available as a Medicaid-covered health option in October of 2021. ABA therapy and related services are needed more every year, but can be too expensive for many families. Medicaid coverage can alleviate...
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