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GBS Therapy Center for Autism and Behavior Management
· Data Driven
· Child Focused
· Research Supported
Therapy Center: Accepting new clients ages 2-7
School year 2019-2020: Sessions available between 8:30am-3:30pm Monday through Thursday. Amount of hours depends on medical necessity and insurance approval. Students receiving Center based services may be eligible for up to 5 hrs a week of home/community based services for generalization and transition of skills. Serving two locations, Lycoming and Union Counties.
ABA Home Based: Ages 8-19
Home based program for higher functioning children to focus on social skills and communication in the home, up to 10 hrs a week.
IEP Advocacy Team: School Age Students
Accepting parent applications for school year 2020-21. Proactive parent training, IEP development assistance, facilitated collaboration for parents and districts. School age students and students entering school. Email IEP@GBSAUTISM.COM
Highly qualified, highly trained staff
Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT)
Behavior Health Technicians (BHT)
Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA, BCBA-D)
Licensed Behavior Specialists (LBS)
Instruction is based on researched teaching techniques (Applied Behavior Analysis), assessment, working from student strengths, building skills, making learning fun, and data based decisions.
Fun, Play, Interaction, Relationships = Progress!!
Most commercial medical insurance will cover ABA for children with an autism diagnosis in PA under Act 64. Please download the following form. It has questions to ask your insurance company when you call about eligibility.
- Seek diagnosis early… often there is a very long wait time for diagnostic evaluation. Early intervention is the most effective!
- Call your insurance carrier and ask specifically if your child is eligible for applied behavior analysis (ABA) services (use form above to ask questions!)
- When you call GBS about providing services, you will need:
- Insurance information
- Child’s Date of Birth and name
- Current Psychological Evaluation with Diagnosis (within 6 months)
GBS will work with parents on private pay, daily co-pays and high deductibles (payment plans)
Funding assistance may be available (not guaranteed) through various sources, such as your local IU, social service agencies, grants, or as related service via IEP for different available services as determined by the team and demonstrated by data over an extended period of time. Discuss with your educational/therapeutic team and case manager. This is not a quick process, if your child is making progress in their current setting, please maintain them where they are. Collect data, be involved, and open discussions with your team.
Parents are the best advocates for their children!
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