Webinar Update on ACT 158: Accessing Treatment at Home for Your Child with Autism or other Developmental Disability, presented by Claudia I. Pringles, Esq. Wednesday, January 7th from 10:00-11:00am. Sponsored by the Vermont Family Network.
ACT 158 is Vermont’s landmark law that requires coverage of certain therapies by insurance companies and Medicaid. Although Vermont was the 20th state to pass a law requiring insurance coverage, Vermont is the only state that has included Medicaid coverage. The law applies to treatment at home or in the community (i.e. not school) and includes speech therapy (including social skill development), ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis), occupational therapy, physical therapy and other evidenced based treatments. Evidenced based treatments can help individuals with mild needs to severe needs reach their full potential and prepare them for adulthood. Treatment and skill development can focus on communication, social skills, academics, reading and adaptive living skills such as gross and fine motor skills, toileting, dressing, eating, personal self-care, domestic skills, and work skills. The webinar will cover information about the law with a focus on the latest updates and tips on how to get started. Your questions will be addressed during the live presentation. Jan 07, 2015 at 10:00 AM EST. Free Webinar Advance registration required: https://attendee.gotowebinar.
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