A New Resource for Parents, Advocates, Providers and Attorneys

As the Executive Director of the Institute for Behavior Change, I have been involved in the planning and delivery of Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS, still mistakenly referred to in Pennsylvania as “wraparound services”) since 1996.  I and my staff have been extremely successful in obtaining and keeping the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) funding for treatment programs involving twenty, thirty and more hours of intensive, individualized treatment for children between the ages of one and twenty-one years with Autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and other conditions.  This funding is available in all fifty states to children with disabilities who are enrolled in Medicaid; it is a Civil Right, in fact. Click here for in-depth depth information about BHRS funded through EPSDT.

In thirty-six states, children with disabilities can enroll in Medicaid regardless of family income and are entitled to EPSDT funding for the treatment of their disability.  This is “the greatest treatment funding secret ever concealed.”  You can learn more about it, and the success we’ve had with it, here; I have been producing videos about EPSDT funding since 2007.

Now, I am offering a new means of supporting parents in their quest for quality treatment for their children.  I will be providing two hours of training, consultation, demonstration and assistance to parents so that their advocates, service providers and attorneys can do their work more effectively at Fair Hearings and other meetings where denials of EPSDT funding can be challenged successfully.  The cost for these training sessions is $200 per family.  Many people have told me that my consultations have been among the most useful and informative that they’ve ever had.  In this new forum, they will receive personalized recommendations about how to get and keep the funding necessary for their child’s treatment services to be delivered in their home and the child’s school or community at no cost to them whatsoever, through the EPSDT mandate of the Medicaid Act.

Training groups are limited in size to four families at a time in the Southeastern PA region. On-line sessions via Skype or other media sharing methods are available at the same hourly rate also.

Please send e-mail inquiries about this to employment@ibc-pa.org.


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