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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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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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ABA Therapy, Medicaid, & LCSWs
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ABA Therapy, Medicaid, & LCSWs

What is an LCSW? A licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) is a state-certified social worker with at least a master’s degree in a social work program. Each LCSW must also pass a national examination. LCSWs have extensive...
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Autism Diagnosis Criteria Reference
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Autism Diagnosis Criteria Reference

Note: This short article was primarily put together for reference. The actual process for diagnosing ASD is much more complex than just the steps and areas of note published in the DSM-5. Only medically-licensed professionals are able...
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Who can help with Autism?
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Who can help with Autism?

There are many professions that are specifically designated to help individuals with autism. These professions range from publicly available to private in-home programs. The needs of each child are different and so are the professionals that can...
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What to do After an Autism Diagnosis
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What to do After an Autism Diagnosis

If you have had a child diagnosed with Autism (or ASD), it can be tough to know what to do next. The developmental pediatrician or clinical psychologist that diagnosed your child may have given you some starting...
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ABA Therapy & Medicaid
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ABA Therapy & Medicaid

ABA Therapy & Medicaid ABA therapy is not cheap. Thankfully, many insurance companies provide coverage for the cost of the therapy. But what if you don’t have private insurance? Applied Behavior Analysis is the only empirically-based therapy...
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What Does In-Home ABA Therapy Look Like?
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What Does In-Home ABA Therapy Look Like?

Many ABA therapy programs take place in-home. The comfortable setting makes in-home treatment more conducive to the needs of some children with ASD. In-home ABA therapy may differ from the therapy held in a clinical setting but...
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What Does ABA Therapy Look Like?
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What Does ABA Therapy Look Like?

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is such a broad ASD therapy approach making it difficult to define what a typical program will look like. The amount of therapy and level of parent involvement varies, often according to the...
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ABA Therapy Red Flags (Part 2)
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ABA Therapy Red Flags (Part 2)

ABA therapy is the only evidence-based ASD therapy, but the treatment only works if it is done with care. Not all ABA service providers are the same. How can you tell if your child’s treatment is being...
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ABA Therapy Red Flags (Part 1)
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ABA Therapy Red Flags (Part 1)

ABA therapy is the only evidence-based ASD therapy, but the treatment only works if it is done with care. Not all ABA service providers are the same. How can you tell if your child’s treatment is being...
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The Differences Between ASD and Social Anxiety
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The Differences Between ASD and Social Anxiety

On the surface, social anxiety disorder and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may look the same. Both people with autism and those with social anxiety can experience social situations differently than others. While social anxiety and ASD can...
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Having Priorities Helps Children With Autism
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Having Priorities Helps Children With Autism

One of the challenges of modern life is the lure of having it all. We believe that if we can just manage our time, our child with autism can have the best experiences at school, at ABA...
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In-Home ABA Therapy Benefits
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In-Home ABA Therapy Benefits

Many parents of a child with ASD wonder what the best therapy method for their child is. In-home therapy (in tandem with other recommended programs) is a critical part of the development of any child with ASD. ...
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