Frequently Asked Questions

Is ABA therapy at BASS right for my child?
The best way to find out if our program is right for your child is to submit a request for consultation. One of our team members will contact you to discuss your child and your needs in a complimentary consultation.
What ages does your program serve?
We specialize in early intervention for clients aged 5 and under, though we do work with clients older than that.
My child is not formally diagnosed with autism, can you help?
Please contact us to discuss your options. Finding the right development and support for your child and family is our primary concern. While many insurance companies only cover our service for specific formal diagnoses, we like to discuss your options with you and help the best way we can.
Do you take my insurance?

Yes. We are currently in-network (or treated as in-network) with many insurance companies and we have a team of insurance specialists who will help you navigate the approval process.

Can I talk with other families who are or have been BASS ABA clients?
No. All healthcare providers are not permitted to give you contact information for our clients due to HIPAA privacy restrictions.
What will my child work on in your program?
One of the core beliefs of BASS is that each program must be individualized to the needs of each child and his or her family. Our early intervention programs include elements of language acquisition, social skills, and all prerequisite skills your child would need to be successful. However, the process, therapies, and journey for your child will be customized to maximize their success. Fading out of therapy and successfully matriculating to mainstream school is often the primary goal for our children.
Can you help me help my child?
We believe that parent training and participation is a critical for child and family success. We will communicate with you regularly and can train you in techniques and programs for your use outside of therapy. We work with you when it comes to parent training. You know your child best; we are your partner in providing therapies to help them achieve their maximum potential.
What information do you need to schedule an assessment and begin ABA therapy?
You will be required to have your insurance information and a Comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluation provided by a Developmental Pediatrician, Psychologist, Psychiatrist or Neurologist. Please contact us and we will help you through this process.
How do I find out if my insurance covers treatment?
We are happy to help navigate you through your insurance provider benefits; please contact us through the Request a Consultation page.
When will you meet my child?
Following a review of your enrollment information and a discussion about fit between your child, your family, and BASS ABA Therapy, we will schedule an initial consultation with your child. We will discuss specific skills, areas for improvement and goals and get to do our favorite part: meet your kiddo! After our initial consultation, and once we have authorization from your insurance provider, we will schedule an additional in-person assessment to understand how your child’s current skills and how they may be helped by an ABA program.
What do I need to bring for my child’s assessment?
Please be sure to bring supplies and treats for your child. It is helpful for staff to have highly preferred items during the assessment, so please be sure to bring us some of your child’s favorite things, clearly labeled with his or her name. Treats, drinks, diapers and wipes (if applicable), a change of clothes, and other needed items are appropriate for an assessment. We will only feed your child what you send, especially as we are mindful of our client’s dietary restrictions.
How long is the assessment?

Typically, an assessment is 2 – 6 hours, with sessions not lasting more than 2 hours. When scheduling, staff will specify the length of your upcoming assessment.

Should I stay with my child during the assessment?
Yes. The staff person conducting your assessment will typically request a period of time with you either at the beginning or end of the session to discuss goals for your child. Your assessor will also typically want to have some time with your child without you present. A general guide is that 75% of the assessment will be with the child only, and 25% will be with you and your child together.