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?
- Families save a tremendous amount of time with us.
Coordinating with multiple providers for your child’s various therapies and treatments can be an overwhelming, exhausting job. Combined with also being the liaison between your child’s teachers, school therapists, psychologists and other professionals on your child’s team, and it can seem like a full-time job!
Autism F.I.R.S.T. provides truly collaborative care. We offer so many therapies and support for your entire family under one roof.
- We ensure seamless and comprehensive care.
All professionals involved in your child’s treatment 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.
- All members of your child’s support system are included
We advocate for the needs of not just the child, but for every member of their support system – parents, grandparents, siblings and beyond.
What if I receive services from Behavioral Expectations?
We are thrilled to announce our acquisition of Behavioral Expectations, an ABA services provider in Northern Virginia as of March 2022.
Behavioral Expectations is now under the Autism F.I.R.S.T. umbrella and provides ABA services to our families in Northern Virginia. Behavioral Expectations has a shared passion for providing the highest level of research-driven services and care. This allows us to accelerate our mission to be the leader in relational autism care. We will continue to accept Kaiser Permanente insurance.
Is my child too old to start at your practice?
Not at all! Autism F.I.R.S.T. works with children ages 2-21.
Do you collaborate with providers outside of Autism F.I.R.S.T.?
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 concerns. He/she will then match your family with the therapist or team of therapists they feel may be a good fit for your child. If you would like a specific therapist, you may request them at any time.
Does a caregiver need to be present during therapy sessions?
Yes. A responsible adult over the age of 18 must be present at all times during home therapy sessions.