Thursday, April 5, 2018

Autism Treatment Assistance Program (ATAP) Helps Nevada Families Affected by Autism

The Autism Treatment Assistance Program (ATAP) assists parents and caregivers of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) by providing funding for autism treatments.

ATAP provides funding to pay for autism treatments for Nevada residents ages 19 and under who have been diagnosed with an ASD by a physician, psychologist, child/adolescent psychiatrist, pediatric neurologist or other qualified professional. Funding levels can vary based on a child’s age, family income and treatment plan.

ATAP provides funding for research-supported, evidence-based treatments, including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Verbal Behavior (VB) and Pivotal Response Training (PRT). Covered treatment-related services and supports include program training, development, daily intervention hours, and essential materials. ATAP may also fund speech, occupational and physical therapies when there are no other resources to cover them.

For more information, contact the Nevada Aging andDisability Services Division.

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