A referral is required from a Physician, Psychologist, or Psychiatrist.
Once the referral is received by MBS, you will be contacted to discuss your needs. We will then send the initial paperwork (Online Assessments, Enrollment Forms, etc.) to fill out. After this information is received, we will schedule a face to face meeting with you and your child.
At this meeting your child will receive additional assessments that will help us to create a treatment plan. The meeting time varies depending on the case necessity, but it usually lasts between 1 to 2 hours.
After the meeting, an initial Behavioral Support Plan will be created by the BCBA. It will list skill deficits and any maladaptive behaviors along with the acquisition skills that address the deficits, replacement behaviors, and parent goals. The report is then sent to your insurance carrier and we wait for them to approve the continuation of services. Once we have received the approval we are ready to provide the service.
Intake Process: FAQs
How many hours will my child receive?
This is based on the assessment scores and the approval of the units by your insurance carrier.
How long does it take to get started?
This depends on how quick you complete all the required documentation (required referral, enrollment packet, copies of IEP, online assessments, etc). and the date you choose to come in for the face to face assessments. The Behavioral Plan is usually created within that same week and sent up to your insurance carrier who has to approve. The process usually take 5-7 business days depending on the insurance carrier.
What ages do you except?
We accept 2-14 years of age.
Do you service in school or home?
Yes, however it depends on if your insurance carrier will allow the in-home or school setting. You would need to check with your carrier.
What is ABA?
ABA stands for Applied Behavioral Analysis which is a science of Psychology. Visit https://www.autismspeaks.org/applied-behavior-analysis-aba-autism-treatment
for more detail information and resources.