Everyone has a waiting list, what do I do?

We know how frustrating it can be to call multiple companies and find out they all have waiting lists, but this has become the reality of our field. At Behavior Basics our waitlist is currently 3-6 months, although it can be a bit shorter -if we have a sudden opening- or longer -especially if it's for after school hours- or if you are in a location with limited staff. 

The reality is that while we would love to accept all clients, there are limitations to how many cases each staff member can take. We are limited by the number of hours in a day and we limit our caseloads based, so we can ensure that we are able to provide each of our clients the quality and quantity of services they deserve. This is also one of our reasons we avoid rapid growth to accommodate everyone on our waiting list. We want to ensure that we are hiring and training staff who will be able to provide high quality services to your child.

So what do you do you do while you wait?

First, once you are on our waiting list, we do not require any commitment from you and actually encourage you to continue to look for services. We also encourage you to check back in if you still do not have a provider after 2-3 months. Additionally, let your insurance company know that all their in-network providers have a waiting list, so that they keep their networks open and recruit new providers into their network.

Second, please browse our Resources section and try to learn as much as you can about ABA and Autism. We are working on expanding this page to provide you with more information that you can use whether you are a client or someone waiting for services.

Third, find out if any companies are providing parent training workshops. While we do not expect you to become a BCBA or RBT, there are some useful skills you can learn that can help you reduce probem behaviors or teach new skills. We are currently working on some parent training workshops to provide families on our waiting list, who are unable to find a service provider, so stay tuned!

 

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