After years of advocacy work by the Autism Society of Texas along with stakeholders, partners, and our many families around the state who testified, completed our action alerts, and contacted legislators, we are thrilled that families who rely on Medicaid for insurance coverage will finally have access to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy beginning 2/1/22! ABA Therapy is evidence-based and helps individuals with Autism learn critical skills that lead to improved independence and autonomy.
This benefit is open to children enrolled in Medicaid through age 20. (CHIP is not part of this program). A recent Autism diagnosis is required (within the last three years) which must also include the Autism diagnostic level (one, two or three). The child must have a referral (like a prescription) for ABA therapy from a medical professional.
We understand an official Provider Directory may be coming, and we will post it here when available. Below is a list we have compiled to help families find providers in their area. Families should also check with their Medicaid plan to get a complete list of approved Medicaid/ABA providers since ABA providers are still undergoing approval.
|Texas ABA Providers Accepting Medicaid|
|Compiled by Autism Society of Texas (Updated 2/22/22)|
|Absolute Behavior Advancement||Houston||https://www.absolutebehavioradvancement.com/||Contact for more information.|
|Autism Behavior Support||Statewide locations||autismbehaviorsupport.org||Currently enrolling clients.|
|Baucom Behavioral||Greater Austin (in-person ABA)/ Parent Coaching (telehealth-multiple locations)||Baucombehavioral.com||Currently enrolling clients.|
|Divergent Abilities||Austin||https://www.divergentabilities.com/||Currently enrolling clients.|
|elemy||Statewide locations||https://www.elemy.com/||Currently enrolling clients.|
|Lighthouse Learning Center||Panhandle/West Texas Counties||www.lighthouselearning.org||Currently enrolling clients.|
|Mindcolor Autism||Statewide locations||https://www.mindcolorautism.com/||Currently enrolling clients.|
|Paso Del Norte Children’s Development Center||El Paso||https://pdnchildrens.org/programs/applied-behavior-analysis-aba/||Currently enrolling clients.|
|Radiant Autism Center||DFW||https://www.radiantautismcenter.com/||Currently enrolling clients.|
|TeamPBS||Statewide locations||https://www.teampbs.com/||Currently enrolling clients.|
|The Outcomes Place||Houston||www.outcomesplace.com||Currently enrolling clients.|
|True ABA||Statewide locations||TrueABA.com||Currently enrolling clients.|
|This list was compiled by the Autism Society of Texas. Additional providers will be added as they receive approval to begin enrollment. If you are a Medicaid ABA provider, and you would like to be included here, please complete the form below. Need help? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.|
Are you an approved Medicaid ABA provider and would like to be included? Please fill out this form:https://tinyurl.com/ASTABAProviders
If you need additional guidance or support, or are experiencing issues accessing an ABA provider or with the new Medicaid benefit, please contact our Navigating Autism team at email@example.com, or 512-479-4199, Ext 2- English, and Ext. 3-Spanish.
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