New Jersey has launched a new program for families with a child with autism spectrum disorder. The new program allows any family with a child under the age of 21 who has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder to receive Applied Behavior Analysis therapy (“ABA”). Your child’s physician, psychologist, or a Board Certified Behavior Analysis has to assess your child to determine if they need these services. Once they do, the practitioner has to develop a treatment plan for adaptive behavior services.
These services are available from New Jersey’s Department of Children and Families (“DCF”). They are available to all children with an ICD 10 Diagnosis Code from F84.0-F84.9.
If your child is currently receiving ABA therapy from the Division of Children and Families at home or at a therapist’s office (through PerformCare), you don’t need to do anything.
If your child is not receiving ABA therapy from the Division of Children and Families, you can now receive those services in our home, or at the therapist’s office.
To set up a consultation to discuss how you can access ABA therapy for your child through DCF and NJ Family Care, contact Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq., toll-free at (855) 376-5291 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ask us about our video conferencing consultations if you are unable to come to our office.
Written by Nicole Tomlin, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright