Bierman Autism Centers is a place where kids as young at 18 month to 9 that have been diagnosed with autism engage in play to learn foundational skills they can build on such as self-advocacy and communication.
What ages does Bierman work with?
We work with children ages 2-9 years old.
What areas do you currently serve?
We have locations in Arizona, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, and Rhode Island. See our location page for more information.
What are your business hours?
We are typically open from 8 AM – 5 PM, Monday through Friday. This may vary between centers.
What happens if I change my insurance?
We will work with you to determine eligibility for your new insurance. Please fill out this form to let us know of your insurance changes.
Does Bierman work with secondary insurance?
We accept secondary insurance. The type depends on the specific state! Contact our Insurance Team at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
What is the autism mandate?
The autism mandate requires commercial insurance plans covered by the state to cover autism services such as autism diagnosis and ABA Therapy. The mandate is state by state and is in place in every state we are in. You can find information about each state’s mandate here.
Is Speech and Occupational Therapy covered by insurance?
Many insurance plans cover occupational therapy and speech therapy but there may be certain conditions or limitations to coverage. Before your child begins therapy, all options will be thoroughly discussed with you and your family. Please reach out to email@example.com for more information.
Will my insurance cover ABA Therapy?
Insurance can be complex and we want your experience to be as smooth as possible. Our Insurance Team will check your current policy as well as alternate funding sources if required. We accept insurance coverage from most providers including Anthem, Aetna, United Healthcare, Cigna and many more. Our billing department is set up to handle all insurance needs from authorizations to ongoing claims and billing.
ABA Therapy and Other Services
What is ABA Therapy?
Applied Behavior Analysis is the leading approach to improving developmental delays associated with autism. ABA therapy will help your child reach their full potential. Recommended by physicians, the American Psychological Association, and the US Surgeon General, ABA therapy focuses on human behavior and is able to increase desirable behavior and minimize unwanted behaviors.
When is the best time for my child to begin ABA therapy?
The earlier, the better. Research shows that early diagnosis of and interventions for autism are more likely to have major long-term positive effects on symptoms and later skills.
Can I be involved in my child’s therapy?
The Bierman circle of care and support includes the whole family, not just the child. One way we empower parents is through training and collaboration with our Caregiver Trainings. Our commitment to family training sets our children up for success in our center, at home, in the community, and in the classroom. Our BCBAs meet with each family to train on skill acquisition, behavior plans, and the basic principles of ABA. BCBAs not only rely on assessment tools for program design, but also listen to family needs and future family goals when designing a child’s program.
How do I get started?
How much will it cost?
If you have health insurance, Bierman will bill the insurance company on your behalf. Your child’s specific services and plan will determine any contracted discounts or out-of-pocket costs.
Do you offer Speech and Occupational Therapy?
We offer both forms of therapy at select centers.
Does my child need an autism diagnosis to start?
Yes, your child needs an autism diagnosis to begin therapy services. Select Bierman Autism Centers offer evaluations. To learn more, contact our intake team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who will work with my child?
Your team will work with a team of educated, trained, and motivated ABA professionals. Your child’s team will consist of:
- ABA Therapist or RBT (Registered Behavior Technician)
- Practice Manager
- Clinical Directors
At what age can my child begin ABA Therapy?
A child can begin ABA therapy as early as 18 months of age. In the early years of a child’s development, the brain is creating more new neural connections than any other time in life. For this reason, we provide Early Intervention Services.
How does ABA Therapy differ from school?
Schools offer a curriculum based on helping children meet goals, while Bierman’s programs design an entire program based around your child’s specific needs. We acknowledge that every kid is different. School curriculum is created before the teachers even meet the child, while ABA is a completely individualized program. A number of assessments are done to design not only individualized goals for your child, but individualized programing and implementation. Programs are often examined on a daily basis to make sure your child is always reaching his or her unique maximum potential.
Does Bierman provide daycare services for children with autism?
No, Bierman is not a daycare. Daycare merely provides supervision. Bierman provides an effective, evidence-based intervention.
Are your services center-based or home-based?
During your initial assessment, we will determine your child’s individual needs and place of service needed in order to meet goals. We may recommend services be performed in the center, a combination of center and home as needed, or only in the home.
What’s the benefit of center-based care?
Research defines quality ABA programming as 1:1 services implemented 30-40 hours per week. It is shown that quality programming is best obtained through a center-based ABA model. Center-based services have been shown to have significantly higher staff supervision and training, higher rates of exposure to peers, a higher guarantee of a full-time schedule, and an overall much higher caregiver satisfaction. Your child will benefit from our engaging and motivating staff.
When should I reschedule or cancel sessions?
Please cancel services if the child or anyone living in the home is showing symptoms of an illness, from the common cold to the flu. Services should not begin until symptoms of acute respiratory illness (cough, shortness of breath) and/or fever (100.4 ° F or higher with oral thermometer) have occurred for at least 24 hours. To call out please use Bierman’s call out system.
What should I do if someone inside my home has been exposed to a person with COVID-19?
If someone in your home has been exposed to a person with COVID-19, immediately notify your center. The CDC recommends anyone who has been exposed to a COVID-19 virus should quarantine themselves for a period of two weeks. If someone in your household is self-quarantined, services must be suspended until that quarantine is lifted and all members of the household are symptom-free for the recommended duration.
Are you hiring?
Yes! If you’re interested in becoming a BCBA or joining one of our other therapy teams, we’re looking for caring people to help our kiddos reach new milestones. We offer amazing career opportunities such as paid training, student loan forgiveness, student loan assistance, and much more. Please visit our career page to learn more about our career opportunities and job openings.
I want to help children, but I am not RBT Certified. What now?
Good news, we will provide the training at the start of your job! Please reach out to email@example.com for more information.
What Benefits does Bierman offer?
Bierman offers a variety of benefits, including but not limited to:
- Medical, Dental and Vision
- Flexible Spending
- Health Savings Account
- Short Term Disability
- Life Insurance
- Long Term Disability
- Voluntary Life
Are there growth and development opportunities available?
Growth and advancement opportunities are available. We host on-site and virtual trainings/CEU events, offer tuition reimbursement, student loan assistance, and more.
We have partnerships with Endicott College, Capella University and Purdue University.