Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)

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In New Mexico; Medicaid and  commercial insurance plans are required, by law, to cover Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) for child up to 21 years old who have autism. Often, families are able to get ABA for their children with autism by purchasing an individual policy through their state's Affordable Care Act (ACA) because the ACA mandates that Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) be covered as well. If you want more general information about enrolling in the ACA (otherwise known as Obama Care) go to If you want to go to the NM ACA website to enroll click here Be Well NM. (Click on any of the words in BOLD and you will be directly linked the website)

Here's to Bright Futures for all children! #BrightFuturesASD


Get Autism Services Covered by Insurance: Open Enrollment for Affordable Care Act Starts November 2, 2017

Lack of insurance reform and self-funded insurance is still an obstacle for many families in accessing autism specific services. The “work around” for many families is to buy an individual plan for their child through their states federal insurance exchange (Affordable Care Act/Obamacare). Most plans offered through the Affordable Care Act must pay for ABA or any other medically necessary service for a person with autism. If you would like more information contact me at or call 505-471-4505.

Here's to Bright Futures for all children!