General Information

Center Information

The Children’s Center for Autism (CCA) is an behavioral therapy program providing both individual and group therapy for children ages 18 months to 12 years old depending on need who have been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  

The mission of the CCA is to help young children with ASD in South Central Middle Tennessee realize their full potential through individualized and collaborative treatment.  CCA believes that parental knowledge and involvement are essential to a child’s success. Therefore, involving the family is a key component of this program.

The Children’s Center for Autism provides evidence-based, intensive behavior therapy using an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) approach.  According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Surgeon General, and the National Council on Education, early, intensive behavioral therapy is the most researched and proven method of treating children with autism.  Research states that the lifetime cost to support a child with autism can be reduced by 2/3 with early diagnosis and intervention.

Waitlist Information

We at CCA understand your need for ABA services as soon as possible, whether that is with our company or with another ABA provider. We want to make sure that you know how to check your insurance benefits to see if ABA is a “covered benefit,” and how to obtain a list of in-network ABA providers (if ABA is a covered benefit). This will ensure that you have access to a list of in-network providers to choose from (especially if we do not have any available openings).
CCA ALWAYS recommend confirming your benefits with your insurance company. Below is a list of recommended steps to ensure that you know your benefits.

  1. Call the Member Services/Customer Service telephone number on the back of your insurance card
  2. Ask to speak with someone who specializes in Behavioral Health
  3. Tell them what your child has been diagnosed with (Autism, Intellectual Disability, etc.)
  4. Ask them if ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) is a covered benefit for your child. Please be aware that you may need to tell them about the problem behaviors your child is having.
  5. Ask them for a list of ABA providers that serve your area. If ABA is a covered benefit for your child, they will then give you a list of names and telephone numbers for in-network ABA providers and/or also help you find an ABA provider that may be able to help you as soon as possible
  6. Write this information down in regards to your phone call to the insurance company: who you talked to, the date of the call, the time of the call, and the reference number of the call.
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