FAQs | Autism F.I.R.S.T. | Therapy & Service in Northern, VA

What insurance providers do you accept?

We are currently in-network with Aetna, Aetna Better Health, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Anthem Healthkeepers, Anthem Healthkeepers Plus, CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, Federal Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna Behavioral Health, Humana and Magellan Behavioral Health for ABA Therapy Services. Please call our office to check the status of your insurance. Speech, Occupational, and Physical Therapy are all out-of-network services at this time. Mental health and advocacy services are also out-of-network services. For all out-of-network services, we can provide complimentary submission of claims to your insurance provider.

How is Autism F.I.R.S.T. different from other providers?

  1. You save a tremendous amount of time!
    Families no longer have to coordinate with multiple providers for various therapies and treatments.
  2.  We ensure seamless and comprehensive care.
    All professionals involved in the patient’s treatment plan work together on a collaborative plan for care. Families can rest assured that everyone involved is working towards the same goals with a comprehensive plan.
  3. All members of the patient’s support system are included.
    We advocate for the needs of not just the patient, but for every member of their support system – parents, grandparents, siblings, and beyond.

Is my child too old to start at your practice?

Not at all! Autism F.I.R.S.T. works with children ages toddler through teen.

Do you collaborate with providers outside of Autism FIRST?

Yes! We are happy to collaborate with your child’s teachers, school therapists, psychologists, and any other professionals on your child’s team.

Do you offer opportunities for social interaction with other families navigating autism care?

Yes! We offer a free monthly parent support group and have many more opportunities planned for parents and families to socialize with each other.

How do you help if I have problems with my insurance provider?

Autism F.I.R.S.T. will work directly with your insurance carrier to submit your claims, both in and out-of-network. We can check your benefits, assist with preauthorization of services, denials and appeals.

How do you match up a therapist with a child?

Our intake process begins with a call with our patient-family advocate who will listen to your needs and match you with the therapist(s) that are a good fit for your child and family. If you would like a specific provider, you may request them at any time.

Does a caregiver need to be present during therapy sessions?

Yes, for in-home sessions and teletherapy sessions, a responsible adult over the age of 18 must be present at all times.

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