Services are available to any child with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum, who begins services by 4 years of age and lives within a 25 mile radius of Meredith College.
For those families who have no insurance coverage and are privately paying, The Meredith Autism Program (MAP) will bill them on a monthly sliding scale rate. Please contact us for our current private pay rate. All private pay clients also must maintain a 35 hour per week program. Monthly rates are subject to change with 60 days written notice. Fees may increase 2-5% annually. MAP does NOT provide part-time services to families. MAP does not provide staff for families that are conducting their own home-based programs. Consultants provide training for the family and staff on a monthly basis.
Current hourly insurance rates for The Meredith Autism Program (MAP) are $150/hour for direct services by a BCBA, $100/hour for supervision provided by a BCBA, and $75/hour for assessment and treatment planning by a BCBA. Current hourly insurance rates for direct paraprofessional services are $55/hour. The Meredith Autism Program is in-network for some insurance companies. This in no way guarantees that if you have insurance they will cover ABA/Autism services; each carrier and employer is different. Please contact us to find out if we are in-network for your carrier. If your insurance carrier has ABA coverage for autism, it can be a 2-3 month process for the application to be completely approved and claims to be submitted. Families may have to pay privately until all insurance steps are complete. All families are required to maintain a 35 hour per week program and will sign a financial agreement that states if their insurance company agrees to provide less than 35 hours a week, those families will private pay for the remaining hours.
Scholarship applications are available in April of every year for any family who wants to apply. Those families who have the most need will receive the greatest scholarship awards from the independent scholarship committee. Applications will be reviewed in May and families will be notified of scholarships that will begin in June and run for 12 calender months.
Any person who is interested in services and has child on the autism spectrum is welcome to contact us for an application. This in no way commits you to working with our services; this is just the initial step in finding out more about what we do. Once the completed application has been received, you will be contacted to set up an observation of our program. All applications and client records, past and present, will be kept confidential. After observation, if the family is still interested in services, an intake interview is conducted and some families are offered an opening for MAP services. Those families who are offered an opening and who submit an initial deposit, have a secured spot for our services.
We are currently conducting telehealth intake interviews for future openings. Please contact Director, Hilary Wilkinson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about this process.