WAKEFIELD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Council of Autism Service Providers (CASP) announced today the publication of “Practice Parameters for Telehealth – Implementing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Second Edition.”
The document was originally drafted in eight days as an emergency measure to ensure children and adults with autism receive needed treatment during the pandemic through telehealth delivery models. Today, the document has evolved into an 80-page practical resource on telehealth models for ABA delivery, treatment assessment and modification processes, and telehealth-based research. Download document here.
“When COVID restrictions were first implemented, the pandemic left children and adults with autism with little or no access to treatment. It was a serious health crisis. CSPA members responded by working 24/7 to complete the initial telehealth metrics document in just eight days. It has been widely distributed and is becoming an industry standard for delivering ABA services through telehealth,” said Joy Pollard, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA, Co-Founder and CEO, Clinical Operations, Behavior Change Institute, LLC.
The document was created as a clinical and technical resource for autism service providers, parents of children with autism, and insurance companies to ensure safe and effective telehealth delivery of ABA services in the home or in the patient’s community. Autism service providers can implement the document’s best practices to improve both the quality of telehealth care and the understanding of quality telehealth service providers.
“ABA telehealth services can help fill a need in underserved rural areas and alleviate staffing shortages in some autism service organizations,” said Lorri Unumb, CEO, Council of Autism Service Providers. ‘Using’Practice Parameters for Telehealth – Implementing Applied Behavior Analysis‘ will help autism service providers reach more patients and deliver more services safely and efficiently. »
For more information on the CASP Telehealth document, click on here.
About the Council of Autism Service Providers
Council of Autism Service Providers is a nonprofit association of for-profit and nonprofit organizations serving people with autism and other developmental disabilities. CASP supports its members by cultivating, sharing and championing best practices from autism service providers. CASP member agencies employ more than 70,000 professionals providing services to children and adults with autism across the United States. More information is available at www.casproviders.org. To join the CASP: https://casproviders.org/become-a-member/.