Applied Behavior Analysis

Summary: Applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy is one of many therapy options available to individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The appropriate assessment and treatment of ASD involves a multidisciplinary team of professionals collaborating with one another to ensure that these individuals receive all appropriate services necessary to achieve successful outcomes. Speech-language pathologists are a critical member of the multidisciplinary team.

Talking Points 
Member advocacy outreach and talking points.

Issue Brief [PDF]
ASHA’s position and advocacy strategy with decision makers.

Coverage Sample Letter [PDF]
Licensure Sample Letter [PDF]
For drafting your own communications to decision makers.

Sample Bills

Mississippi H.B. 885 [PDF]
Requires insurance coverage for autism-related treatment; the aim of this bill is to provide regulation for the practice of ABA therapy.
South Dakota S.B. 190 [PDF]
Clarifies health coverage for ABA therapy.

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