Medical Assistance and ABA

Many families of children with ASD need ABA, rely on ABA programs’ ability to offer proactive services that help their children gain a measure of independence. To date, Medical Assistance only covers a small sub-section of ABA-type services, and generally refuses to pay for many truly necessary services. However, parents are starting to fight back, challenging the lack of ABA services. Recent litigation against the Department of Public Welfare, asking that Medical Assistance cover ABA services is also creating pressure that may lead to a helpful resolution of this problem. If anyone out there is in this situation and needs help, please feel free to contact Marc Davies at [email protected]