Now Open and Accepting Applications
Intervention for Your Young Child with Autism
Prism Autism Education & Consultation is proud to announce an expansion of service through the upcoming opening of the Prism Autism Center in Farmington, CT. The center will provide half and full day intensive applied behavior analytic (ABA) treatment programs to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with autism. The 13,000 square foot facility is anticipated to open in April 2018.
Designed for Your Child
Instructional treatment plans specifically designed for your child: Upon acceptance to the Center, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) will perform a skills assessment with your child using autism-specific, criterion-referenced assessments. During this assessment phase, a meeting will be set up to discuss your child’s history and development, family priorities, functional skills at home, and any other pertinent information.
The clinician will then design a comprehensive treatment plan that will include skill acquisition programs, behavior reduction plans where necessary, and parent education objectives.
In-network providers with most major health insurance plans: We currently accept Connecticare, Cigna, Optum, Aetna, Anthem, Beacon Health Options, and United Healthcare.
1:1 Staff to Child Ratio: Our ABA treatment programs involve a tiered service-delivery model in which your child’s BCBA designs and supervises programming delivered by Assistant Behavior Analysts and Behavior Technicians. Your child will have a team assigned who is specifically trained on your child and his or her treatment plan objectives.
A Family Approach
Parent Education is included for all enrolled families: Your child’s behavior analyst will meet with you on a weekly basis to review progress and provide any necessary training in order to empower you to increase appropriate skills and decrease unwanted behaviors in your home environment as well.
We are Here to Answer Your Questions
Here are some commonly asked questions about the new
PRISM AUTISM CENTER coming in 2018:
My child with autism is x years old - can she come?
Prism Autism Center will serve children from zero to six.
I'm not sure if my child has autism, can he attend?
A medical diagnosis of autism is necessary before applying to the Center. Additionally, some insurance companies accept a diagnosis from Birth-to-Three. Contact us for more information.
My child has severe problem behavior, can he attend?
Yes, your child’s treatment plan will be individualized to address the function of the problem behaviors. Skill acquisition programs will be implemented to replace the behavior with more appropriate ones that serve the same function.
My child is not toilet trained, can she go there?
Yes, whenever necessary, your child’s treatment plan will include toileting goals appropriate to age, developmental stage, and family preference.
Where can I apply?
Please fill out the form above to start the process. A staff member will contact you with next steps. You may also call us at (860) 495-0126 to set up a call with our Intake Coordinator.
How much do services cost?
Most insurance plans in Connecticut cover Applied Behavior Analysis for autism as a medically necessary service. Costs will vary based on your individual deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums.
Which insurance carriers do you accept?
We currently are in-network with Anthem, Aetna, Connecticare, Beacon Health Options, United Healthcare, Cigna, and Optum.
Do you diagnose?
At this time we require that your child already have a diagnosis of autism before applying to the Center.
About the Center
Do you have ot, pt, speech on site?
At this time we do not have these related services on-site, though they are planned for inclusion in the near future!
My child is so young, I don’t think they can sit at a table to learn for that long!
We use a Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Intervention (NDBI), meaning that your child’s intensive learning is skillfully embedded within play and daily routines, using your child’s motivations as our guide.
Please call us for more information or for a more thorough technical description of characteristics of NDBIs, please click https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4513196/
Do you do after-school care/are you a daycare center?
We provide intensive, medically necessary ABA intervention. For after-school behavior analytic treatment, please contact us for home-based instruction.
What does the parent education look like?
Your child’s behavior analyst will meet with you on a weekly basis to review progress and provide any necessary training in order to empower you to increase appropriate skills and decrease unwanted behaviors in your home environment as well.
What certifications do your teachers have?
Prism is an intensive behavior analytic treatment center, not a special education school. All of our behavior technicians are required to maintain Registered Behavior Technician certification with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board or be actively working towards a higher-level certification with the Board. All of our Clinicians are Master’s or Doctoral level Board Certified Behavior Analysts.
Do I have to stay with my child?
No, unless you have a scheduled observation or meeting with your team, your child will be dropped off for his or her session and picked up at their scheduled time each day.
Sessions at the PRISM AUTISM CENTER Will Begin Early 2018
We are accepting application now to begin the intake process. Onboarding can take some time, please begin the process as soon as possible if you’d like enroll your child for the 2018 Sessions. To begin fill out the short form at the top of the page.