At AST we are dedicated to creating great resources and being of service to families. We hope our blog is helpful every week, but for our California families, this information is URGENT.
As of July 1st California law will require private insurance companies to provide coverage for autism spectrum disorders and to fund services to children on the autism spectrum, including ABA, socialization, and behavioral services. This means Regional Centers become the payor of last resort, and that you must access any insurance available to in order to continue the services your family currently receives.
To support our families in making this transition we are holding seven different Insurance Workshops . We strongly encourage all families to attend a workshop in your area to learn the most current information regarding insurance coverage for autism services, how it will impact your Regional Center relationship, and how to prevent interruption in care. You can find the complete list of dates and locations on our Workshop Page. Also, check our Facebook page for more updates and information.
In addition to the workshops, on June 12th Autism Spectrum Radio will be dedicated to providing insurance and funding information. More information can be found on our Radio Show page.
We understand these changes may be confusing, but we are available to assist you and would be happy to explain all the details. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about these upcoming changes. Call AST’s Insurance Team at 866.278.1520