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ERIC Number: EJ781332
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
Department of Defense Report and Plan on Services to Military Dependent Children with Autism
Exceptional Parent, v37 n12 p60-61 Dec 2007
Military families who have a member with autism would like to have expanded options for providing care, easing financial burden, and increasing the prospect for greater results for their family member. The Department of Defense (DoD) issued a report in July, covering its belief in the efficacy of applied behavior analysis (ABA) as a form of treatment for autism and the necessity of expanding TRICARE's Extended Healthcare Option (ECHO) coverage to increase families' ability to receive ABA for their family member. Because the field of ABA is considered to be in its infancy, and since coverage as well as education, certification, and supervision requirements for ABA are not nationally standardized or consistent state to state, the DoD is attempting to provide beneficiaries with coverage, safeguards, and expanded care while at the same time respecting the profession and its role in establishing its own standards. Family members and government experts participated in the discussions that led to the "Department of Defense Report and Plan on Services to Military Dependent Children with Autism" (July 2007) and the demonstration project that is now under way. This article presents some excerpts from the report. [Excerpts reprinted with permission from the Department of Defense.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A