Applied Behavior Analysis Services

 111 Sanders, Room 305 Helena, Montana 59601
ABA Program Officer
(406) 444-3878 - fax (406) 444-0230

Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is a type of therapy that can improve social, communication, and learning skills through positive reinforcement. Many experts consider ABA to be the gold-standard treatment for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental conditions, but it can be used in the treatment of other conditions as well. This therapy is provided by a licensed Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

Montana Medicaid is offering these ABA services for individuals enrolled in Montana Medicaid (members) with the following diagnoses:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (the member is no older than 20 years of age).
  •  Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) (the member is no older than 17 years of age or the member is no older than 20 years of age and enrolled in an accredited secondary school. and meet certain functional impairment criteria)
  • Intellectual and/or Developmental Disability (defined as having been deemed eligible for the receipt of state sponsored developmental disabilities services and no older than 20 years of age) and meet certain functional impairment criteria.

If a member is referred for ABA services a parent or guardian can visit the  MT Web Portal - Provider Locator Search to search for a Montana Medicaid enrolled Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) near them. 

Medicaid enrolled ABA providers can find manuals, forms, and additional information and resources at:  Applied Behavior Analysis Services .