Autism Center of Excellence
EIBI offers home-based therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder; it is part of Perspectives Corporation’s Home-based Therapeutic Services (HBTS).
HBTS is an Executive Office of Human Services (formerly the Department of Human Services) administered program, managed by the CEDARR centers (see below), that provides intensive specialized in-home treatment for children, ages 3 to 21, with Autism Spectrum Disorder; or have special health care needs; or who are at risk for chronic, developmental or behavioral conditions. Please visit our Youth and Family Services web page for information on the other care and therapy services offered under the HBTS program.
EIBI utilizes instructional technology, which has been derived from more than 50 years of scientific and clinical research   this research demonstrates that the principles of behavioral analysis constitute a sound basis for the intervention with children with Autism.
EIBI affords children an opportunity to acquire complex functional skills while improving areas of deficiency. The curriculum is systematic and highly detailed and addresses pivotal areas including:
Perspectives Corporation’s EIBI utilizes an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) methodology which is designed and implemented by highly skilled, and experienced, Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs).
When a family is initially referred to Perspectives Corporation by a CEDARR center, the Senior Director of the HBTS program will assess the needs of the child, and the family, with the goal of making the child’s treatment program family-centric. Family involvement is paramount to the success of the EIBI home-based program as emphasis is placed on parental participation and collaboration.
Perspectives Corporation firmly believes that in order to achieve successful long-term outcomes it is imperative to identify, develop and enable the strengths of the family.
The Senior Director will then work with an interdisciplinary care team comprising BCBA clinical supervisor, treatment consultant, treatment coordinator and behavior specialist to develop a unique, individualized, treatment program that will not only address the needs of the child but will also accommodate, and integrate into, the needs of the family.
When the treatment program has been developed the BCBA Clinical Supervisor will oversee all clinical aspects and will be the families’ contact throughout the duration of the treatment.
In order to be eligible for home-based EIBI the child must qualify via the Katie Beckett Waiver or via Medical Health Insurance. If eligibility is not achieved under Katie Beckett qualification or via health insurance, private pay is an option.
*Rhode Island State Law Chapter 27:20:11, Autism Disorders, which became effective on 1/1/2012 states:
Mandatory coverage for Autism spectrum disorders. – (a) Every group health insurance contract, or every group hospital or medical expense insurance policy, plan, or group policy delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed in this state, by any health insurance carrier, on or after January 1, 2012, shall provide coverage for autism spectrum disorders; provided, however, the provisions of this chapter shall not apply to contracts, plans or group policies subject to the Small Employer Health Insurance Availability Act, chapter 50 of this title, Medical Assistance, chapter 40-8, or subject to the Individual Health Insurance Coverage Act, chapter 18.5 of this title.
To enroll your child in HBTS, for Perspectives Corporation’s EIBI program, your application must be submitted to, and approved by, CEDARR (Comprehensive Evaluation Diagnosis Assessment Referral Re-evaluation) family center services, which is part of the Department of Human Services. As soon as you have been approved you will be referred to a CEDARR partner, such as Perspectives Corporation, for the development and implementation of your child’s EIBI program.
335 R Prairie Ave, Suite 1A
Providence, RI 02905
The team that will work with your and your family will be led by a licensed Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA) and will be supported by the services of paraprofessionals, as needed.
BCBAs are certified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.
For information about Perspectives Corporation’s Youth and Family Services, please call (401) 294-8181.