Home-Based ABA Therapy

ABA therapy services can be provided in a number of different care settings including a client’s home, a client’s school, or a dedicated Autism center. Therapy services conducted at a client’s home may be referred to as “home-based services” or “in-home services”. 

Through this care delivery model, the family works with a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) to develop an individualized treatment plan (ITP). A Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) is then dispatched to the family’s home at pre-determined appointment times to provide 1:1 services based on the ITP. 

Benefits of Home-Based Therapy

As a parent or caregiver, it’s important to decide which care setting is best suited to your child’s needs. To help you understand if home-based Autism therapy is the right fit, check out a few of the main benefits below:

  1. Scheduling Flexibility: In-home ABA therapy is an excellent alternative for families with busy schedules because clinicians can book appointments while working around existing obligations (i.e. school, work, other therapy services, etc.). 
  2. Convenience: Unlike intensive center-based services, children do not need to be transported to a Midwest office in order to receive care. With home-based services, clinicians come to you at pre-set appointment times to provide therapy. This also means that families who live in rural communities or who are too far from a Midwest office to provide daily transportation can receive care. 
  3. Hands-On/Collaborative: While parents do receive hands-on training through a center-based program, this is typically offered on a weekly or monthly basis. When services are provided in the family home, at least one caregiver is present for the duration of the therapy session allowing for additional opportunities to learn. 
  4. Continuum of Care: With standard center-based early intervention programs, children typically “graduate” from their center between the ages of 5 and 6. At this time, the child is transferred into a traditional school environment and families may need to find another therapy service provider who can work with their growing child. This could involve lengthy waitlists, new insurance authorizations, and other hurdles that prevent consistent, ongoing care. At Midwest, when a child graduates from our center-based program, they can continue working with their existing care team through their young adult years.  

Program Eligibility

Home-based therapy services are available for children over the age of 5 with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Children best suited to home-based services are typically enrolled in school full-time and therefore may not be eligible for center-based services

Please note, at least one caregiver must be present for the duration of all in-home therapy sessions. 

Enroll In Home-Based Services

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