A boy and his grandfather.Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS) provide medically necessary behavioral consultation, therapy and interventions for children ages 18 months – 20 years with autism spectrum disorders. BHRS is a short-term service. For this reason, BHRS promotes independence by transferring the skills and expertise of BHRS staff to the family, school, and/or other involved child-serving systems. Likewise, it is equally important to improve the quality of life for the child and family. Some children with more intensive needs may benefit from one-to-one behavioral support provided by a Therapeutic Staff Support (TSS).

Children that do not require as much behavioral support or demonstrate less intensive needs may benefit from behavioral consultation or mobile therapy from a Behavior Specialist Consultant (BSC) or Mobile Therapist (MT). The BSC or MT will develop and monitor an individualized treatment plan for the child and family.

Eligibility criteria includes:

  • Child has a current autism spectrum disorder
  • Child is between the ages of 18 months and 20 years old
  • Child has Medical Assistance (MA)
  • Child has current best practice (BP) psychological evaluation recommending each specific and applicable service (TSS, BSC, MT) including the weekly hourly rate the child is to receive each service (prescription for services)
  • Child and family have the ability to be consistently available for weekly appointments

Contact Centralized Admission at 412-342-2270