Frequently Asked Questions

What is applied behavior analysis (ABA)?

Applied behavior analysis, (ABA therapy), is the process of applying interventions that are based on the principles of the learning theory in order to improve social skills, facilitate language development, promote independent living skills and establish positive changes in behavior.

This type of therapy is an effective way to decrease challenging behaviors, while simultaneously increasing positive behaviors. Read more here.

What type of funding do you accept?

Instructional ABA Consultants will accept private insurance, private pay and Medicaid home waivers. We are in-network with several different insurance companies, including BCBS, Aetna, Lifesynch, Cigna and Magellan. If your insurance is out of network, we can verify your coverage and find out if your insurance company will issue a single-case agreement.

Where can I obtain more information on your services?

You can obtain additional information by contacting us at or by calling 331-229-8839. We will return your call or email within 24 hours, unless it is a holiday or a weekend. Feel free to download and complete our Intake Packet.

Our team works diligently in order to provide you with the services you need as soon as they are available in your area, but there may be a slight wait period until those services can be provided to you.

Where do you provide services?

Instructional ABA Consultants provide both home-based ABA services and services in our clinic.
An experienced BCBA will oversee the ABA therapy. We will customize an individualized plan for your child. Therapy will most likely be given several times a week and the child’s progress will be monitored by both the program manager and by the behavior consultant monitor.

In order to increase your child’s chance of success, parent training is necessary in order to help the parent to be an active participant in the home-based therapy.

Do I need an autism diagnosis to receive ABA therapy?

If you are interested in receiving ABA therapy, insurances do require an autism diagnosis for services to be covered in Illinois.  In Colorado, however, insurance does not require an autism diagnosis.   Additionally, Medicaid Home Based Waivers and private pay do not require an autism diagnosis for coverage.