We provide outpatient therapy to children from birth through age 12. Older children may be considered on a case by case basis.
ABA accepts new referrals for children age 2 through 7.
Insurance plans vary in their coverage of therapy sessions. PNE is in-network with most major insurances, Medicaid, and Children’s Special Health Care Services. Parents are encouraged to contact their insurance provider for plan details.
Wait times vary based on type of therapy needed and location. Please contact our office for current information.
Yes, we are required to have a referral/prescription from your child’s physician. Our office will assist you in obtaining if needed.
PNE has several locations available for outpatient therapy. Addresses are available on this website. (link?)
We would love to continue therapy for your child after he/she leaves the First Steps program.
Ability to participate in First Steps and outpatient at the same time is dependent on your insurance coverage. Parents are encouraged to review your plan benefits to determine if First Steps is being reimbursed for services via your insurance. Feel free to contact our office for assistance.
Early intervention is critical for children with autism. Experts recommend starting as soon as possible to maximize your child’s learning potential. For some children, this could be as early as 18 mos. of age, however, ABA services are available to children of all ages.
We love to meet with families to discuss ABA services at Possibilities Northeast! It is expected that you may want to visit a variety of clinics before determining the best fit for your child. Please message us via the website or call us at 260-338-1241 to schedule.
We offer two clinic locations for ABA, conveniently located on opposite sides of Fort Wayne. These accessible locations were strategically chosen to enable families the option of attending the program closest to their home or work. Addresses are available on this website. (link)
Southwest Fort Wayne on Hillegas Road
Northeast Fort Wayne at Stellhorn Crossing Parkway
We do provide in-home ABA services, based on therapist availability.
Payment for ABA services is typically covered by your child’s health insurance. You will want to contact your health insurance provider to determine coverage. Our office staff is also able to assist you with verifying coverage. There are supplemental programs to assist with funding including Medicaid Waiver, Children’s Special Healthcare Services, United Health Children’s Foundation. See our “Resources” page for additional information.
Parents will need to evaluate which program best suits the needs of the child and family. Children in ABA receive 1:1 instruction at all times. Children in preschool participate in small group settings. Both programs have certified staff that are trained to work with children with autism.
ABA programs typically operate 12 months of the year, not on a school schedule. At PNE, we are scheduled to close for major holidays and a few days per year for staff training.
The amount of time a child spends in ABA each week will be determined by his/her needs, insurance approval, and parent preference. Many children participate 30-40 hours per week.