ABC of NC offers a variety of counseling and psychotherapy treatment services for children and adolescents diagnosed with ASD and/or their family members (e.g. parents or siblings). Evidence-based approaches vary and may include cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral modification, collaborative problem-solving, applied behavior analysis, parent education and support, and more. Our team provides a comprehensive understanding of individuals diagnosed with ASD and any co-occurring conditions such as developmental delay, intellectual disability, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and/or behavioral disorders. We emphasize treatment and support to reduce challenging behavior; build social, communication, and play skills; improve interactions and adaptive skills; and manage emotional/attentional concerns. ASD impacts the entire family, and we are committed to providing resources and services to support the parents/caregivers and siblings of individuals diagnosed with ASD.
For information about our center-based ABA therapy services, click here.
Erica Blasic (MA, LCMHC, NCC) joined ABC of NC as a counselor for children, adolescents, and families, having worked at CEPTA (Clinica de Educación, Tratamiento y Prevención de Addiciones), where she was a bilingual counselor for children and adolescents. She also worked previously at The Achievement Center in Erie, PA as a family-based mental-health professional. Erica earned a master’s degree in counseling at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2013.
The Autism Clinic is currently credentialed for the following insurance companies: Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS), Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA), Cigna, Magellan, Medcost, Multiplan, Tricare, United Healthcare & United Behavioral Health (UHC/UBH), and Medicaid through CenterPoint and Cardinal Innovations. If your insurance provider is not listed, please contact Darlene Steele, clinical practice manager, at (336) 251-1180, ext. 135
For information regarding coverage of specific ABA services, please contact your employer and/or your insurance provider.
For more information about services for a child/adolescent with an autism spectrum disorder or a family member, please contact Leigh Ellen Spencer, client relations coordinator, at (336) 251-1180, ext. 120.
The US health care system is experiencing a technological transformation. With the changes in value-based care reimbursement models, sharing data will be imperative. That is why we will work to connect our electronic medical record system with North Carolina’s state-designated health information exchange, NC HealthConnex, which is operated by the North Carolina Health Information Exchange Authority (NC HIEA) housed in the North Carolina Department of Information Technology. For employees and clinicians who have direct contact with patients, we will provide additional training and resources to help educate patients about NC HealthConnex and how to use this new tool. There will be more information on those opportunities to come. The process can take several months depending on the technical configuration requirements. During that time, we will keep you apprised of the status of this project. If you have any questions, contact the clinical practice manager Darlene Steele at (336) 251-1180, ext. 135. A full description of NC HealthConnex is also available here.
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