Autism Care Management


We are committed to providing our members with access to safe and effective care. Our comprehensive multi-tier Autism Care Management Program encourages higher levels of functioning among children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In addition to testing, therapy and medication management, our Autism Care Management Program is rounded out with utilization management of Applied Behavioral Analysis treatment and a highly supportive approach to working with members and families.

As a cornerstone of our family support model, care management integrates utilization management and ongoing clinical support over the course of treatment. This unique model employs care manager-to-provider collaboration, shaping of the treatment plan at the critical point of onset of treatment, ensuring that all appropriate services are available and brought to bear for the child and their caretaker(s) and ongoing monitoring of the case by use of objective clinical data.

Research indicates that early and sustained intervention programs offer the best hope for showing improvement in behaviors associated with ASD. Delivered by Qualified Autism Service Professionals, ABA is a customized step-by-step approach that increases useful behaviors and reduces those that may cause harm or interfere with learning.

ABA can improve issues with:

  • Sleep
  • Hygiene
  • Self-care skills
  • Behavior problems such as physical and verbal aggression, inappropriate speech and disruptive behavior

Horizon Behavioral Health assists with the patient’s progress by managing the ABA treatment through refined clinical criteria that are designed to ensure the delivery of evidence-based care.

Our network of Qualified Autism Service Providers and Professionals, certified through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB), consistently delivers effective behavior analytic interventions custom designed for members and based on published research.

The Autism Care Management Program offers:

  • Management of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Psychological testing
  • Individual, family and group therapy
  • Medication management

To access Horizon Behavioral Health services and programs, call 1-800-626-2212 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.