DARS Focused ABA
DARS Autism Program - Focused ABA Treatment
The ABC Center for Children is a contracted provider for DARS Focused ABA Treatment.
Focused ABA treatment is targeted to address a few specific outcomes instead of all developmental needs of the child. It is particularly useful when children have challenging behaviors and when improvements in social and adaptive skills ae sought. Focused ABA treatment is used to target specific behaviors. The treatment may be to:
- minimize a challenging behavior; or
- maximize a social or adaptive skill in a specific area.
A trained therapist provides treatment on the specific behavior. The level and intensity of treatment should be driven by the child's needs. Since the therapist is focusing on specifically defined behavior, the treatment period is shorter. The treatment through the DARS Autism Program is limited to 30 hours per month with a six-month limit in a twelve-month period.
A child is eligible for focused ABA treatment through the DARS Autism Program if the child:
- has a documented diagnosis on the autism spectrum made by a qualified professional;
- is three through 15 years of age (services end on the child's 16th birthday); and
- is a Texas resident.
The length of treatment received in any combination of DARS Autism Program ABA treatments is limited to a maximum of 24 months during the child’s lifetime.
Contact the ABC Center for Children to see if your child is financially eligible for this service:
E-mail address: ABC@mhmrcv.org
Telephone Number: (325) 617-5845
Fax Number: (325) 617-5844
For more information on DARS Focused ABA Treatment: http://www.dars.state.tx.us/autism/ServicesProvided.shtml