Is Indiana Cutting Coverage for Autism Care?
Not If We Can Stop It
The Indiana state government is in the process of reevaluating the Medicaid reimbursement rates for ABA therapy services. Our concern is that Indiana will decide to cut its coverage and reimbursement of ABA therapy. This would have a severe negative impact on the quality of care that Indiana therapy providers can give to children with autism or other intellectual disabilities, and limit access to this important therapy.
Indiana needs to expand the number of families with access to quality ABA therapy, which improves outcomes for children with autism and prevents much larger public costs later on.
There is an early window of opportunity for children to enter therapy, and if it is missed, it is time that these children cannot get back.
About Our Coalition
Our goal is to help protect access to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for the many Indiana families who rely on these services.
We are building a coalition of families, providers, ABA therapists, advocate groups, and community leaders to advocate for maintaining access to a high standard of autism therapy in Indiana and emphasize how a lower rate would negatively impact access and quality of this therapy.
Our coalition will reach out to decision-makers in Indiana to educate them on the importance of maintaining coverage for ABA therapy and the negative impacts that a Medicaid reimbursement cut would have on the Hoosiers who depend on this care.
Supporting families, people with autism, children with other intellectual disabilities, and other stakeholders who rely on ABA therapy
HOW YOU CAN HELP
If you decide to join our coalition, your level of involvement would be completely up to you and fit in with your schedule.
There are plenty of opportunities to help protect access to ABA therapy.