Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy for Children with Autism

2020 and 2021 Plan Year Information

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy

Specialized, personal attention can be the key to the successful diagnosis and treatment of autism and other conditions that may affect how a child learns. ABA therapy uses principles like positive reinforcement as a learning and behavior change technique. ABA therapy for children is covered for by the Medical Plan. Prior authorization is required prior to treatment. For UnitedHealthcare (UHC) and Cigna, the ABA therapy program consists of a dedicated group of behavioral health specialists that will help you locate providers and other community resources, identify treatment options, coordinate care and more.