WHAT IS AUTISM?
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental brain disorder that is characterized by delays in social interaction and communication as well as restricted or repetitive patterns of behavior. It is called a spectrum disorder because the severity and specific manifestations vary in each person.
There are a lot of things that we do not know about autism, such as the direct causes or exactly how much of the population is affected by autism. Thanks to advanced research, we are constantly learning more about the causes of and treatments for autism.
I THINK MY CHILD MAY HAVE AUTISM. WHO SHOULD I TALK TO ABOUT A DIAGNOSIS?
The following professionals can assess whether a person has an autism diagnosis:
- Developmental Pediatrician
- Pediatric Neurologist
- Child Psychologist
- Child Psychiatrist
WHAT ARE SOME TREATMENTS FOR AUTISM?
There are several research-supported treatments that have proven to be helpful for individuals with autism, and more treatments are constantly being studied. KIDA offers the following therapy treatments:
- Behavior Therapy to increase desired behaviors and reduce maladaptive behaviors
- Occupational Therapy to develop fine motor, gross motor, and sensory skills
- Speech Language Therapy to enhance receptive and expressive communication
DO KIDA PROVIDE SERVICES IN OTHER LANGUAGES RATHER THAN ENGLISH?
Yes, KiDA provide services in English, Arabic and Spanish.
HOW DO I KNOW IF KIDA IS IN-NETWORK WITH MY INSURANCE PROVIDER?
Call us to find out if KIDA is in-network with your insurance provider.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO DETERMINE INSURANCE ELIGIBILITY/COVERAGE AND BEGIN SERVICES WITH KIDA?
KIDA will need a prescription from your child’s medical doctor for OT services, copy of front and back of insurance cards, diagnosis code, subscriber ID, child’s name and date of birth, primary on insurance date of birth, evaluations within the past 6 months, and current contact information.