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TRICARE® Autism Care Providers Background Check Requirements

TRICARE® Department Of Defense Autism Caregiver Demonstration (PDF) explains all TRICARE® covered Applied services and reimbursement schedules.
6.5 Provider Background Review
6.5.1 The contractor shall obtain a Criminal History Review, as specified in Chapter 4, Section 1, paragraph 9.0, for ACSPs who are individual providers with whom the contractor enters into a Participation Agreement.
6.5.2 ACSPs, other than those specified in paragraph

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6.5.1, shall:
6.5.2.1 Obtain a Criminal History Review of ABA Supervisors whom the ACSP employs directly or with whom the ACSP enters into a contract.
6.5.2.2 Obtain a Criminal History Background Check (CHBC) of BCaBAs and Behavior Technicians whom the ACSP employs directly or with whom the ACSP enters into a contract. 6.5.3 The ABA Supervisor shall obtain a CHBC of BCaBAs and Behavior Technicians the Supervisor employs directly or with whom the Supervisor enters into a contract to supervise the BCaBA or Behavior Technician. The CHBC of BCaBA and Behavior Technician shall:
6.5.3.1 Include current Federal, State, and County Criminal and Sex Offender reports for all locations the BCaBA or Behavior Technician has resided or worked during the previous 10 years; and 6.5.3.2 Be completed prior to the BCaBA or Behavior Technician providing ABA services to TRICARE beneficiaries. For individuals providing health care services to Autistic patients,  our criminal record “Smart Search Unlimited®” was designed specifically to meet the strict Federal requirements for employment screening mandated by Federally sponsored Autism caregiver provider programs.
Autism Resources:
Other resources for Special Needs and Severe Autism
Autism Speaks
Autism Society of America
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes April is National Austism Awareness Month — an opportunity for everyone to become educated about autism and issues with the autism community.
Organizations and Groups The following organizations and groups all promote education, research, and support for families touched by autism and all have plenty to offer. Autism Society of America Find out about research and programs, get tips, learn about living with autism, autism news, resources, and even sensory-friendly film showings. Autism Speaks This organization is promoting public education as well as research for a cure. They include information on early signs as well as other information, autism in the news, sponsor walk events, and offer family support through social networks and outreach. TalkAutism With a database of professionals, a place for those seeking help to reach out with their requests, and online presentations offering information on a variety of topics this group offers support for parents and caregivers. Organization for Autism Research This group was organized by parents and grandparents with children who have autism and focuses on educating parents, teachers, and caregivers about autism through applied science. Autism Research Institute This organization is the home to the Defeat Autism Now! approach that believes autism can be cured through biomedical intervention that moves the focus of treatment away from psychotropic drugs as a primary means of treatment. This site offers tons of information on autism. Easter Seals: Help, hope and answers The resources here include results from the Easter Seals’ Living with Autism Study, state-by-state profiles and services, and their autism blog.
Understanding Autism From recognizing early signs of autism to understanding communication and autism, the following resources will help you learn more about autism.
CDC Autism Information Center Find early warning signs, learn about screenings and diagnosis, learn about treatment and therapy options, and read research about the suspected relationship between vaccinations and autism. Learn the Signs. Act Early Get plenty of information about child development from the information here that is designed to help parents, educators, and caregivers recognize developmental disorders in children from birth to 5 years. First Signs This resource offers information on recognizing autism, screening and referrals, treatment options, and more.
Your Child: Autism, Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD) From the University of Michigan Health System, this resource provides basic information about the various types of autism spectrum disorders.
Parent/Caregiver Activities Learn about various treatments and therapies used with children on the spectrum with these resources. The Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders Floortime Overview Founded by Stanley Greenspan, MD, and Serena Wieder, PhD, this project helps parents, educators, and caregivers connect with children on the spectrum by focusing on social, emotional, and intellectual abilities. The PLAY Project rents, caregivers, and educators to learn interventions appropriate for young children with ASDs based on the work done by Dr. Stanley Greenspan. 
Financial Assistance Resources Helping Hand This grant is funded through National Autism Association and provides a one-time opportunity for those families in serious financial need. Family Firs Another grant from NAA, this one is a one-time grant for couples seeking marriage counseling to help prevent the alarming rate of divorce among couples with a child on the spectrum.

Aid for Autistic Children Foundation This organization provides financial assistance to families who are burdened with the expenses associated with caring for someone with autism. They typically provide assistance for therapies or services already paid by the family.  Autism Assistance Resources and Information Started by a mom with two children on the spectrum, this blog offers places that families coping with autism can turn to for financial assistance. Grants for Families Living with Autism This About.com article offers resources for families to find financial aid when dealing with autism

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