Frequently asked questions
What is Autism?
Autism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are general medical terms that describe a range of neurodevelopmental behavior disorders. The resulting behaviors interfere with aspects of daily living. People with autism tend to display repetitive, often disruptive behaviors and have difficulty with communications and social interactions. Signs and symptoms typically manifest when a child is 2-3 years old. Autism is defined as a spectrum disorder because there are a wide range of symptoms that may be present on a case by case basis. The autism spectrum has variable levels of functionality. Early diagnosis, assessment and intervention can have a great impact on helping your child.
What are some of the symptoms?
Autism symptoms are wide ranging and affect language and social skills. Children with autism generally have difficulty with social interactions and struggle to express themselves, both verbally and nonverbally. They may also engage in repetitive behaviors, such as rocking, twirling, hand-flapping, and repeating sounds or words.
I’m concerned my child may be autistic. What do I do?
If you or your pediatrician are concerned that your child has autism, make an appointment with a developmental pediatrician or set up a psychological or neurological evaluation with a specialist.
Who does Proud Moments serve?
We offer treatment services for children from infancy through 21 years of age (health insurance required).
Board of Education services:
Proud Moments behavior treatment services are not affiliated with nor affected by Board Education entitled services. Our services are covered by health insurance, not the Department of Education.
Our BCBA/LBAs can work with your child at school, in your home, or at one of our facilities.
Year Round Therapy
Proud Moments ABA operates year round. Upon request, we can arrange for a BCBA/LBA to go along with your family to support your child while on vacation
Proud Moments requires you to have health insurance to receive our services. We participate in-network with some carriers and out of network with others. Your financial responsibility is dependent upon your specific insurance plan. Please call our office to discuss any insurance-related questions. We are happy to work with you to secure eligibility and help resolve basic insurance or financial matters.
Your Care Team
Proud Moments ABA is dedicated to providing paramount services. We do our best to match the needs of your family when assigning your care manager and behavioral technician. If you have any concerns, please call your local office so that we can discuss your thoughts on the best way to serve you and your child.