Home-Based Therapeutic Services
Perspectives' Home-Based Therapeutic Services are designed for eligible children and youth, ages 3-21, with special health care needs or who are at risk for chronic physical, developmental or behavioral conditions, and include such supports as Behavior Management, Social & Daily Living Skills, Community Integration, and Parenting Skills Training.
Our interdisciplinary team of professionals create individualized programs that are family-centered, working with parents and guardians to find positive ways to address the many challenges posed by a child's disabilities. Programs may include:
- Foundation cognitive skills
- Functional communication
- Behavior Management
- Social and Daily Living Skills
- Community Integration
- Parenting Skills Training
Depending upon what services and expertise your child needs, Perspectives' HBTS support team may be comprised of a Treatment Consultant, Clinical Supervisor, Treatment Coordinator, and Behavioral Specialist.
Under the Rhode Island Autism Mandate, application to a CEDAR Family Center is not required to qualify for home-based treatment, but is recommended.
Once you have obtained your child's official diagnosis of autism your family will be referred to a CEDAR partner, such as Perspectives Corporation, for the development and implementation of your child's autism services.
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The cost of home-based autism services may be funded by medical insurance, private pay, and/or through the Katie Beckett provision.
To qualify for medical insurance coverage, a child must be under age 15, and have an active medical expense insurance policy, plan, or group policy in the state of Rhode Island. You should contact your medical insurance provider for more information.
Katie Beckett is an eligibility category that allows children who have long term disabilities or complex medical needs to qualify for Medicaid coverage.
To be eligible for Medicaid coverage through Katie Beckett, a child must be under age 19, and:
- Be a resident of Rhode Island
- Meet the income and resource requirements for Medicaid for persons with a disability
- Qualify under the U.S. Social Security Administration's (SSA) definition of disability
- Live at home
- Require a level of care at home that is typically provided in a hospital, nursing facility or an Intermediate Care Facility for Persons with Mental Retardation (ICF-MR)
For more information about Perspectives' autism services, contact us today by phone or email:
Brenda Verdi, LISCW | Senior Director, Home-Based Therapeutic Services