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Becoming a Superhero

Every child wants a superhero but the hero your child needs the most is you!

The care and support from a child’s primary caregivers is one of the most impactful parts of the treatment process. Our goal is to empower you to become the superhero your child needs throughout the treatment process and beyond. Are you ready to reach higher and become the superhero we believe you are meant to be?

Defining Milestones

These stairs help to define milestones in your family’s journey with Autism. Find your stair and join us in being better today than we were yesterday.

AUTISM, WHAT DOES IT MEAN? WE INVITE YOU TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SIGNS OF AUTISM AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO BE YOUR CHILD’S SUPERHERO.

Maybe you have noticed your child is overly sensitive, has outbursts for apparently no reason, doesn’t talk or play like their peers, avoids touching or eating things, and you’ve heard the word “Autism” mentioned. If you’re like most parents, you’re scared at what it could mean for your child and for your family. First let’s take a look at the common signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Signs of Autism Grid

Social Impairments
  • Avoids Eye Contact
  • Wants to be alone
  • Avoids or resist physical contact
  • Does not respond to their name

Cognitive Impairments
  • Difficulty understanding emotions, whether their own or others
  • Does not or can not engage in “pretend” games
  • Gives unrelated answers to questions
  • Demonstrates little to no safety or danger awareness
Communication difficulties
  • Has no speech or delayed speech
  • Unusual reactions (over or under-sensitivity) to the way things sound, smell, taste, look, or feel.
  • Gets upset by minor changes

Repetitive Behaviors
  • Has obsessive interests
  • Flaps hands, rocks body, or spins in circles
  • Repeats words or phrases over and over again

If you believe your child is experiencing these signs or is truly missing key milestones in their early development, do not hesitate to step up as their superhero and advocate for their referral for a Diagnostic Evaluation of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Need help in knowing how to advocate? 

You are holding a diagnosis (DX) with Autism Spectrum Disorder on it in your hand, what now?

How will this affect our family? How do we get help? Who do we need? Does insurance cover this? These are just some of the questions swimming through your head. It’s time to find your Autism family.

Let Reach High walk you through understanding your diagnosis, the process of assessment, help you get to know all the members of your child’s therapy community, and answer any questions you have. Afterwards, come meet the Reach High family. Take a tour of our facility, meet our staff, and learn about how we partner with your family. Get support immediately by scheduling a consultation. 

Reach High is the right fit for our family, and we are ready to move onward and upward. 

How Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects your child is as unique as they are. Their therapy needs to be just as specific. As a part of the Reach High family we are in this together with one goal in mind, success! There are three steps to creating a plan just for your family. 

Step 1

Our administrators work with your insurance provider to obtain assessment authorization.  

Step 2

Our board certified behavior analyst, also known as program managers assess your child’s unique skills and challenges along with your family’s dynamic and schedule to create an individualized treatment plan (ITP). An Individual Treatment Plan (ITP) is then created with appropriate goals set. Tailoring a therapy plan to each individual child and his/her family is of the utmost importance, as this is essential to achieving insurance approval throughout therapy. 

Step 3

We meet and review the ITP so everyone is clear on the expectations, responsibilities, and methods of therapy.

Do we really have to wait for funding and scheduling?

Yes, we have a treatment plan! Yes, we are excited to work towards our goal! Wait, we have to work out the logistics? Yes we do! It is important to obtain authorization for therapy so that your family can receive the maximum benefits your insurance provider has to offer. 

Our Administrators work directly with your insurance provider to obtain authorization for therapy to help you understand your out-of-pocket costs and set up payment plans as needed. Reach High Accepts these insurance providers.

  • Anthem
  • Medicaid
  • Caresource
  • Cigna
  • IU Health
  • MHS
  • Tricare
  • United Health Care 

After insurance approval, we are ready to create a schedule that works with your family’s availability and approved services.

We are climbing higher and higher as therapy has begun and is progressing.

Your family is learning new skills! This is a time for challenge, growth, and celebration. Everyone has a part to play, and now, more than ever, you are choosing to show up as the superhero your child needs.

According to your child’s individualized treatment plan, they will learn new skills while being consistently rewarded by their Registered Behavior Technician (RBT). Your child then gets to reinforce and broaden their skills through community outings.  

During your monthly parent coaching session, we discuss, demonstrate, and teach the following 3 keys utilizing Behavioral Skills Training (BTS) Method:

  1. What we have learned about your child so far. 
  2. What is working and what needs improvement at home.
  3. What techniques, methods or specific activities that have been successful in achieving their goals within the clinic that can be mirrored at home. 

Learn more about BST here. (link to Parent Resources Page

As a family, you are connecting with your Autism community at family and sensory friendly events facilitated by Reach High and our partners within the community. 

At RHC, we plan for the day your child and family can use what has been learned with our support out in the real world. Your child will increasingly have the opportunity to learn some of the more advanced social skills with their peers in fun and engaging after-school or evening programs in the community. The transition from clinical support to more independence comes in many ways, but each one is celebrated. They are ready to launch to new heights!

Your family will never truly leave the Reach High family in spirit, but there will be a day when therapy at the clinic will come to an end. Our “Reach Beyond” resources are always available to our families that have graduated beyond clinical services.