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The Place for Children with Autism Announces ABA Therapy Enrollment Assistance for Families on Medicaid
Medicaid Open Enrollment 2020

CHICAGO, IL — AUGUST 19, 2020 – With 2020’s open enrollment period beginning on November 1st, The Place for Children with Autism announces its enrollment assistance plan for families on Illinois Medicaid. This plan reinforces the company’s mission to support underserved communities in need of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy.

The Place for Children with Autism renews its commitment to provide ABA therapy services to families that need it most with a dedicated outreach team to help assist parents and caregivers. The company looks to fill the need created by the lack of coverage for ABA therapy under Illinois Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

As a direct response to this lack of coverage, the company has continued to consult with families and connect them to the resources necessary to offset costs and get their child’s therapy covered by insurance. Ahead of open enrollment and throughout, The Place is offering free virtual workshops to educate parents and start the process of working together to obtain private insurance plans that will cover these critical ABA services.

Missing the December 15th enrollment deadline will mean waiting until fall 2021 to be able to enroll. As such, the company urges parents to contact their team to express their need for ABA services, enroll their children, find their nearest locations, and attend their free Medicaid workshops as soon as possible. Families on Medicaid can request enrollment information here:

The Place for Children with Autism currently has eight centers throughout Illinois with new centers near Waukegan and Orland Park slated to open soon and now accepting enrollments. To view locations and enroll, visit:

Register for a free “Autism & Medicaid” workshop here:


The Place for Children with Autism offers ABA therapy in a preschool style setting for children between the ages of 2 and 6. With a goal to keep the children attending centers on or ahead of pace with other children of the same age, The Place looks to facilitate eventual mainstreaming in a regular classroom. Each center employs trained therapists and helps families verify insurance coverage to ensure every child has the opportunity to lead a happy and productive life.

Contact: Dr. Carly Lapin, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Phone: (224) 251-0128

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August 19, 2020

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