Admissions and Pricing

Admission Criteria

Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders:

ABC of NC Child Development Center (ABC of NC) provides educational services for children meeting the DSM-IV 299.00, DSM-IV 299.80 or DSM-V criteria for autism spectrum disorder; pervasive developmental disorder, not otherwise specified; or Asperger’s Syndrome or to students who are at risk for developing such disorders.

Children are admitted upon diagnosis or through referrals from gatekeeper agencies.  New students may be as young as 18 months old and ABC of NC is licensed to serve students through age 22. ABC of NC reserves the right to facilitate the transition to a more appropriate program, if staff deem that ABC of NC cannot provide the appropriate services.

Students with Typical Development:

ABC of NC accepts students who are typically developing for our inclusion programs. Students range from 2½–6 years old.

ABC of NC Good Faith Estimate:

A new federal law called the No Surprises Act (NSA) has gone into effect. The NSA was adopted in December 2020 to protect clients from unexpected medical bills by requiring health care providers to inform clients of the expected cost of a service before the service is rendered. This law went into effect on January 1, 2022. Regulations require health care providers to give good faith estimates of the costs of services to all uninsured and self-pay clients when the services are scheduled or the client request an estimate and to notify clients of their right to receive such an estimate. Self-pay clients include those who have health insurance but do not intend to use it to pay for services. ABC of NC provides each person with a Good Faith Estimate during the following occurrences: before services are started, if any changes to insurance, and annual as an update. ABC of NC provides an estimate of benefits and authorizations, which does not guarantee payment, services, or eligibility verification. Your insurance company may pay more or less than the estimated amount.  

Application for Admission and Pricing

To apply for ABC of NC’s programs and services, please complete the Service Request Form below and contact Leigh Ellen Spencer, client relations coordinator. Current pricing is available on the Service Request Form.

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