Our Services

Advocacy and Support for children and their parents

Our Model of BHRS works!   The Institute for Behavior Change (IBC) is pleased to announce the submission of a Program Assessment to the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) documenting the effectiveness of our model of BHRS called Effective Treatment in a Wraparound Cup®   The Program Assessment is available here.

Our Executive Director has been involved in the planning and delivery of Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS, still mistakenly referred to in Pennsylvania as “wraparound services”) since 1996.  We have been extremely successful in obtaining and keeping EPSDT funding for treatment programs involving 20, 30 and more hours of intensive, individualized treatment for children between the ages of 1 and 21 years with Autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and other conditions.  This funding is available in all 50 states to children with disabilities who are enrolled in Medicaid; it is a Civil Right, in fact.   Click here for in-depth information about BHRS funded through EPSDT

In 36 states, children with disabilities can enroll in Medicaid regardless of family income and are entitled to EPSDT funding for the treatment of their disability.  This is “the greatest treatment funding secret ever concealed.”  You can learn more about it, and the success we’ve had with it, here; our Executive Director has produced several videos about EPSDT funding since 2007.

Our Executive Director will provide 2 hours of training, consultation, demonstration and assistance to parents so that their advocates, service providers and attorneys can do their work more effectively at Fair Hearings and other meetings where denials of EPSDT funding can be challenged successfully.  The cost for these training sessions is $200 per family.  Many people have found our Executive Director’s training sessions to be more useful and informative than any other consultation they have ever had — they will learn how how to get and keep the funding necessary for their child’s treatment services to be delivered in their home and the child’s school or community at no cost to parents whatsoever, through the EPSDT mandate of the Medicaid Act.

Training groups are limited in size to four families at a time in the Southeastern PA region. On-line sessions via Skype or other media sharing methods are available at the same hourly rate also.  Please send e-mail inquiries about this to employment@ibc-pa.org.

School Consultation Services

With a Certified School Psychologist from the Network for Behavior Change, we offer excellent and cost-effective support to children in public schools, including Charter Schools. Our staff can perform diagnostic psychoeducational evaluations to determine if a child needs to be classified as a student in need of Special Education services. Our staff can design educational remediation and behavioral support programs. Because our staff can also deliver EPSDT services in Pennsylvania, we can deliver behavioral support services to children in Pennsylvania schools — at no cost to the school or the child’s family.

Our staff offers expert advice and guidance regarding public school regulations (including Charter School regulations) in Pennsylvania. We can advise parents regarding how to obtain Medical Assistance benefits for a disabled child in Pennsylvania, Early Intervention services, help with understanding educational Due Process issues, right-to-education concerns for children with disabilities, special education program development, and other matters pertaining to child behavior and education in Pennsylvania. We support parents who object to the inappropriate use of psychological methods, measurements and techniques on children in educational settings.

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