What is autism?
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior. Parents usually notice signs in the first two years of their child’s life. These signs often develop gradually, though some children with autism reach their developmental milestones at a normal pace and then regress. The diagnostic criteria require that symptoms become apparent in early childhood, typically before age three.

What is ABA?
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientific, systematic and evidence-based approach to understanding and changing behavior in order to improve people’s lives. For individuals with autism, this intensive and comprehensive one-on-one teaching program uses this systematic approach to teach complex skills through the use of reinforcement.

How do I pay for services?
Services can be paid for in several ways. Since 2012 ABA services have been covered under many health insurance plans in NJ. In addition, services maybe provided as a component of the students IEP and funded by the school district or finally parents can pay of the services privately.

How do I get services through my insurance?
Please contact our office to help you navigate the insurance process. We are able to contact your insurance provider and verify coverage. We will then complete the process of getting the services approved and completing all the billing. Please complete the form and provide us with the requested information and we will contact you to begin the insurance process.

Who provides these services?
Services will be provided by a team of professionals including a BCBA, therapists (many who are RBTs), certified teachers, and child study team members.

What insurance companies do we work with?
We are in-network providers with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield and AETNA.

What type of disabilities does Nina Finkler Autism Consulting serve?
While we primarily focus on students/children on the Autism Spectrum, we also provide services for students with ADD/ADHD, and behavioral disorders.

What ages do we serve?
We are able to provide services to individuals of all ages from birth to adulthood.

Where are services provided?
Services can be provided within the home, school setting and community including daycare and employment settings. Services can be provided in person as well as virtually.