WHAT TO EXPECT

WHAT TO EXPECT

FAMILY SUPPORT

Our Outreach Program offers education opportunities and emotional support to all of those in the community so that we can grow together with compassion and confidence.

OUR APPROACH

Our vision is to be the state model of an all inclusive therapeutic facility by providing the best pediatric therapy and affordable services to children and families facing the challenges of autism, developmental delays, and neurological disorders.

PROGRESS

From saying their first word, to improving vocational skills, we are transforming the lives of children with autism, delays and disorders one milestone at a time.

In-network Health Care Insurance Plans Accepted:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    • Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy (ABA)
    • Occupational Therapy (OT)
    • Speech Therapy (ST)

     

    Louisiana Healthcare Connections (Louisiana Medicaid)

    • Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy (ABA)
    • Occupational Therapy (OT)
    • Speech Therapy (ST)

     

    Participation in these plans are subject to change.  If your insurance plan is not listed, we may only be able to file for services as an out-of-network provider.

FAQ's

No, St. Nicholas Center provides services to children with varying diagnoses. For ABA therapy to be authorized by insurance plans a child generally needs to have a documented diagnosis of Autism.

Each child grows and learns at a different rate. Our goal is to help your child reach the levels of his/her typically developing peers. How long that takes varies by each individual. The number of hours of therapy and the level of involvement by care givers and those in the child’s natural environment affect the rate of growth

We are open from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for therapy. Schedules vary depending on the need of the child and family.

Our staff consists of qualified professionals from education, psychology, sociology, and other related areas who have been trained in the methods of ABA-based therapy.

Contact us via e-mail by clicking the contact us tab or call us at 337-491-0800.

RESOURCES

What is autism?

“Autism is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired
social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior.”
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autism)

Diagnosis

Children are typically diagnosed between the ages of 2 and 3. In order
to meet the criteria for diagnosis, an individual must exhibit six symptoms,
two of which must be related to social interaction, one related to communication, and one related to restricted or repetitive behavior.

Community Support

Exceptional Lives

Familes Helping Families

Imperial Calcasieu Human Services Authority

Autism Services of Southwest Louisiana