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Military families know a thing or two about sacrifice. Not only do you put your life on the line to protect our country, but your entire family is always on the ready to relocate and start over — new schools, new doctors, new everything. If you have a child with Autism, you know the additional challenges that come with the territory.

Autism Learning Partners has an entire care management team dedicated to supporting our military communities, so that families with exceptional children don’t have to worry about a disruption of services when they receive transfer orders. We provide community trainings and workshops to help support your family’s specific needs. Topics can include anything from increasing communication and expressive language, handling difficult behaviors to positive parenting support and potty training.

Rest assured, we will be there for your child and entire family. It’s what we do!

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How to Get a Diagnosis

If you think your child has autism, it’s time to talk to your doctor. Tell them that you have TRICARE, and ask to see a provider who is approved to diagnose autism under TRICARE. Keep in mind that not all physicians are knowledgeable about autism. If you don’t feel like your child’s issues are being addressed, move on and seek a second opinion. Contact a developmental pediatrician, developmental psychologist or psychiatrist for further evaluation. Never be afraid to ask specific questions when making an appointment to confirm that the professional has specific knowledge and experience diagnosing and treating Autism Spectrum Disorder.


My child has Autism, now what?

To get services started, your first step is to enroll in Exceptional Family Members Program (EFMP).

From there, EFMP will support and guide your family in getting enrolled in Extended Care Health Option (ECHO). Once you’re in EFMP and ECHO, you’ll need to provide the diagnostic report, medical referral for ABA and the IEP so your family can access ABA services. (Don’t worry, we can help you through this!)

In general, once your child is diagnosed with autism, you will need to:

  • Get approval from TRICARE (called a prior authorization) to see an ABA specialist
  • Choose an ABA provider and notify TRICARE to make sure the specialist is approved and taking patients
  • Meet with a certified clinician to determine what services will be most helpful to your child
  • Work with the ABA provider to create a treatment plan that addresses the specific needs of your child and family. The parents will be involved in every aspect of the journey.

TRICARE RESOURCES

Get help finding a doctor, check on the status of your prior authorization for ABA services, and learn more about TRICARE-covered services:
www.tricare.mil/autism


Your child with autism may also need these additional services supported by TRICARE:

  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Doctor visits
  • Psychological tests and services

TRICARE REGIONAL CONTACT INFO:

TRICARE North Region
Health Net Federal Services, LLC
1-877-TRICARE (1-877-874-2273)
www.hnfs.com


TRICARE South Region

Humana Military, a division of Humana Government Business
1-800-444-5445
HumanaMilitary.com


TRICARE West Region

UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans
1-877-988-WEST (1-877-988-9378)
www.uhcmilitarywest.com

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