My child was recently diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. How do I know what services my child will need?
When you receive the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, your pediatrician or clinician will outline the services that are recommended to help your child. Many of the recommendations will include Applied Behavioral Therapy (ABA), a scientifically-proven and evidence-based therapy that helps children learn daily living skills, communication, functional academics, and social skills.
BCI’s services are rooted in ABA therapies. We have the largest team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) in central Massachusetts.
Call 508-363-0200 to set up a consultation and we’ll guide you to the BCI programs that best fit your child’s specific needs.
What can I expect from BCI?
We believe that every child diagnosed with autism is filled with possibilities and promise. Working with your family, we’ll create an ABA plan that helps your child learn key skills, academics, and social behaviors. Each plan is unique and tailored specifically to the child’s learning style.
As your child progresses through his or her therapies, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) will review his or her progress and work with you to adjust goals and objectives.
What are the age ranges for each of BCI’s services?
Specialty Early Intervention Services are for infants and toddlers from birth to age three. If your insurance plan allows, children over the age of three can continue receiving ABA services through BCI.
BCI’s Home and Community Services are available for children ages 3 and older. Adults are also welcome to participate in BCI’s Home and Community Services.
BCI’s Saturday Social Skills program is open to children from ages 5 to 12. Teenagers under the age of 18 and still in high school may be able to participate in the program.
BCI’s After-School Social Skills program is open to children from ages 5 to 12. Teenagers under the age of 18 and still in high school may be able to participate in the program. This group meets Monday – Friday from 3:30 pm to 6 pm during the school year.
BCI’s ABA Center services are open to children from ages 3 to 6.
BCI also facilitates programs specifically for Hockomock YMCA members who are also enrolled at BCI.
Call us at 508-363-0200 for more information on any of these programs, or to discuss your child’s eligibility.
Can you help me implement an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) with my child’s school?
Our team of clinicians can help you navigate the IEP process so your child receives the support he or she needs to maximize learning. Using the specialized ABA treatment plan that we create for your child, we can advocate for your child and help the educators at the school understand his or her unique talents, abilities, learning styles and challenges.
What kinds of insurance do you take?
BCI accepts most insurance plans offered throughout Massachusetts. Please call 508-863-0200 to inquire about your specific insurance plan and the benefits included.
How do I enroll my child in BCI’s services?
Your first step is calling 508-363-0200 to speak with an intake specialist. You can also apply for services online here. [link to bciaba.ipage.com] After we receive your information, a clinical coordinator will be in touch to discuss your child’s diagnosis and how we can help provide ABA therapies. Unfortunately, the number of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder is climbing and our services are in demand. Some of our programs do have a wait list so you may not be contacted immediately.
Do you have a wait list for services?
Unfortunately, the number of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder is climbing and our services are in demand. Some of our programs do have a wait list. Please call 508-363-0200 to check availability.
Does my child need a doctor’s referral before I can enroll my child in BCI’s services?
To receive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services, your child must have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and a recommendation for ABA services from a developmental pediatrician, psychologist, or neuropsychologist.
Who can I speak to regarding payment for services?
For information regarding a billing question, concerns, or if you wish to make a payment, please call 1-800-871-4880.
Where are you located?
BCI’s ABA Centers are located in Worcester and Fitchburg.
The Worcester ABA Center is located at:
345A Greenwood Street
Worcester MA 01607
The services offered at our Worcester location include Specialty Early Intervention, Home and Community, ABA, and After-School and Saturday Social Skills programs.
The Fitchburg ABA Center is located at:
207 Authority Drive
Fitchburg, MA 01420
The services offered at our Fitchburg location include Specialty Early Intervention, Home and Community, ABA, and After-School and Saturday Social Skills programs.