Autism Services

BRAINS provides expertise in understanding and treating all aspects of autistic spectrum disorders (including autism, PDD NOS, and Asperger’s Syndrome.) Our team consists of specialists for young children through adulthood. We provide counseling to address emotional challenges such as anxiety, depression, and anger. Our counselors also work with the individual to develop social and communication skills, executive functioning skills, and other skills for building relationships and independence. BRAINS also offers a team of occupational, physical, and speech therapists to address challenges with language, sensory processing, coordination, and other physical and behavioral challenges. Services can also include group therapy for building social skills, parent consultation for developing strategies to address challenging behaviors in children, sibling support, and applied behavior analysis (ABA) for in-home services.

We help individuals on the autism spectrum build functional skills, including using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services.

Approved Autism Evaluation Center (AAEC)

For Blue Cross Blue Shield

While BRAINS has been serving families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) since 2007, we are delighted to be selected as an Approved Autism Evaluation Center (AAEC) for families with Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) insurance. This distinction is only offered to multidisciplinary teams that meet rigorous criteria and standards established by BCBS.

Families who have BCBS insurance and who are seeking Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) must complete a comprehensive evaluation through an AAEC.  Please call our office at (616) 365-8920 for additional information. This process is slightly different than our typical testing process and a pediatrician referral is required for AAEC assessment.

Families who do not have BCBS insurance or who are not seeking ABA services can connect with the BRAINS Assessment Team for diagnostic testing and other treatment recommendations.

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