Below is a list of organizations that help support the mental health of our community.
ABA Treatment Funded by Insurance
As the field of applied behavior analysis is evolving, Behavioral Learning Center, Inc. prides itself on staying ahead of the curve and delivering the most advanced technologies while keeping up with the trajectory of developments. As the treatment of autism, and like disabilities, has become internationally recognized and empirically proven to be applied behavior analysis (ABA), medical insurance companies are taking the lead in endowing behavioral treatment for the individuals we serve.
Senator Steinberg authorized SB-946 in 2011, thus requiring that that private health care plans and insurance companies provide for the estimated children currently diagnosed with autism and like disabilities. Currently, Behavioral Learning Center, Inc. is contracted with and/or accepts single case agreements with Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Magellan, Cigna, United Medical Resources, Aetna, United Behavioral Health, Optum, Managed Health Networks, The Holman Group, and Kaiser, in addition to varied self-funded plans.
As recent legislature is moving to provide life altering treatment for the current estimate of 75,000 diagnosed children in California that are of low-income status, as well as those that are not or are under-insured, Medi-Cal is projected to begin allocating funds towards ensuring this population have equal opportunity to receive applied behavior analysis services. As more information becomes available from the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) and Managed Care Medi-Cal and its effect on treatment of autism as it pertains to the individuals we serve, information will be provided on our website as we receive it.
Autism Health Insurance Project
Autism Health Insurance Project, Inc., a 501 (c3) Public Benefit Corporation is advocating and working with families, providers, therapists, ABA agencies, regional centers and other autism organizations.
We are committed to helping your children or clients get the coverage they deserve, so that you can focus on giving them the love and services they need to realize their potential.
Santa Clarita Autism Asperger Network (SCAAN)
SCAAN is the source for support, information, networking and social events for families who have a loved one with autism. SCAAN is an all volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization of active parents, family members, and professionals in the Santa Clarita Valley who desire the opportunities and resources they need to thrive.
- (661) 297-8381
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The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and cure.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
AAP is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
Different Roads to Learning
Different Roads to Learning carries over 450 products carefully selected to support the Autism Community. We understand and embrace the unique needs of every child on the spectrum and strive to enable parents and professionals to help our children grow to their full potential.
www.coveredca.com, where you can see how much insurance will cost if you purchase a plan for your child.
Department of Health Care Services
DHCS administers Medi-Cal. Everything you wanted to know about Medi-Cal, including summaries of all the stakeholder meetings, all plan letters, information on co-pays, etc. is right here at your fingertips: www.dhcs.ca.gov
- If you are having a problem with getting payment through a Medi-Cal managed care plan, send an e-mail to: abainfo∂dhcs.ca.gov
- If your families need support, have them reach out to their local Family resource center: www.frcnca.org
Cerebral Palsy GroupCerebral Palsy Group
Cerebral Palsy Group is a national organization that was created so that it may serve the individuals and families who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. We are here to provide information and support so that we may help provide resources and education to those affected by CP.
Family Focus Resource and Empowerment Center
Family Focus Resource & Empowerment Center assists families of children who have special needs. FFREC is a non-profit organization and is a sponsored project of the Michael D. Eisner College of Education at the California State University, Northridge. For more than a decade, FFREC has provided information, referrals, parent-to-parent support and education to families of infants and toddlers with (or at-risk for) developmental delays, school-age children with developmental disabilities or Individual Education Plans (IEPs), and the professionals that work with them. They serve northern Los Angeles County in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita, and Antelope Valleys.
San Fernando Valley (818) 677-6854 family.empower∂csun.edu
Antelope Valley (661) 945-9598 family.focus.av∂csun.edu
Santa Clarita Valley (661)250-3943 family.focus.scv∂csun.edu
Autism Speaks has grown into the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
The California Department of Developmental Services (DDS)
DDS is the agency through which the State of California provides services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities.
The Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age – adults (about 12 years and older) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years of age). Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
For over 60 years, CDC has been dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability.
Super Duper Publications
Super Duper Publications began when Sharon Webber began creating easy-to-use therapy materials while working as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the public schools. Currently they offer hundreds of creative, colorful educational and therapy materials that you and your children will love.
www.legislature.ca.gov — part of advocacy is knowing who to complain to, state (and even federal) legislators usually have a designated employee that takes complaints and cuts through red-tape when there are problems, especially with government agencies.
Cerebral Palsy Guide (CPG)
CPG was created by a small group of professionals with the goal of educating and helping anyone affected by cerebral palsy. We provide trustworthy, easy-to-use resources for families and individuals affected by this disorder. It is our hope that CPG can help parents of children with cerebral palsy find peace, healing and happiness.
What Is Birth Injury?
By definition, a birth injury is any trauma suffered by a baby during childbirth. Some common birth injuries include but are not limited to Cerebral Palsy, Erb’s Palsy, Shoulder Dystocia, Klumpke’s Palsy, and Infant Brain Damage. So what are these injuries? How do they occur? And who’s to blame? Learn more by visiting our information center below which has information about these debilitating birth injuries.