Navigating State Approved Services for Individuals with Autism

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Navigating State Approved Services for Individuals with Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects a child’s development specifically communication and behavior. Autism is known as a “spectrum” disorder because there is variety in the severity of symptoms experienced. ASD occurs in all ethnic, racial, and economic groups. Although ASD can be a lifelong disorder, treatments and services can improve a person’s symptoms and assist them in reaching their goals and living a full and happy life. As New Jersey has led the charge for providing choices to families, many families and referral sources are unaware of the options, and how to decide what will work best for their child and family. The rollout of the NJ-ASD coverage for Medicaid recipients includes options that focus on providing families with services that are individualized and can focus on each child’s unique challenges and developmental needs. During the October Brunch for the Brain session, join Brittany Corbo as she speaks about the Behavioral Supports Autism Family Services of NJ offers, and Natalie Kitts and Susan Smith-Foley as they speak about the newest addition to Medicaid supported therapies, the Developmental Relationship Base Intervention (DBRI) model offered by Positive Development. Presenters: Brittany Corbo, M. Ed., BCBA: Director of ABA Behavioral Services with Autism Family Services of NJ Natalie Kitts, MS, OTR/L: Positive Development Susan Smith-Foley, OTD, MPA,OTR/L: Positive Development

Age Groups
  • Adults
Community Services
Community
Family & Support Services
Health Services
Intellectual and Developmental Needs

Last Updated: 10/06/21