Frequently Asked Questions

Achieve Beyond offers introductory answers to frequently asked questions about specific service questions frequently asked by parents from each of our branches. Click on a branch below to view questions and answers relating to your selection. Should you have any further questions, please consult our specific office.

New York

New York Branch

For any other questions not listed please call our NYC office at (718) 762-7633 or email atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Early Intervention *

How do I refer my child to your programs?

Call Achieve Beyond directly at (718) 762-7633 for information.

If there are only concerns about speech, why does a child need an evaluation of cognitive abilities?

Delays in one area may impact on other learning areas. In order to assure that all areas are developing appropriately, a psychological or developmental evaluation is completed.

What if my child has already received an evaluation?

If your child has received any evaluation in the past year, we would appreciate receiving a copy of the report(s). A determination will be made in conjunction with the Department of Health and/or school district to determine the need for additional testing in the same or other areas. 

Will my child be "classified" or "labeled"?

Prior to age three, there is no classification for the child. After age three, a classification of "preschool student with a disability" is used for children who meet the criteria for services. After age 4, there is a classification system. Your local school district can provide you with additional information.

What happens when a child turns three years old?

For children receiving Early Intervention services, at approximately 3 years of age, a discussion regarding further educational planning will be scheduled at the Committee on Preschool Special Education.

CPSE

What is CPSE?

CPSE stands for Committee on Preschool special education. These are services for children ages 3-5 who need any service on the special education continuum. These services are paid for by your local school district and can be provided by an agency or school approved by your district.

How do I refer my child for CPSE services?

You or a qualified professional can refer your child to your local school district. That will start an evaluation process for you and your child. You will have to complete paperwork with your local school district that allows your child to be evaluated. There are time lines that both you and the school district must follow in order to complete this process. 

How will I know what services my child will receive in CPSE?

The services that your child will be eligible for will be determined by the team that participates in the CPSE meeting. This decision will be based on the evaluations and reports presented during the meeting. All of this information will be reviewed with you prior to the meeting. The committee will include you and anyone you want to bring as well as individuals that will represent the school district and the evaluator(s).

Do you have a school?

Achieve Beyond does not have a school.

Do you have bilingual speech services?

Yes we do! We are able to provide bilingual speech services in several languages. These services must be recommended by your CPSE district administrator. Insurance / Private Pay Cases.

How do I check if see if my insurance covers the cost of ABA (autism services) for my child?

Achieve Beyond will follow-up with your insurance company to verify eligibility, benefits, and co-pays if applicable.

Where are therapy services provided? 

Services such as speech therapy can be conducted at a location of your choosing. Typically services are conducted either in one of our three Achieve Beyond NY locations or in the convenience of  your home based on scheduling.

Is there an age requirement for services?

No. Achieve Beyond provides services to children from birth to twenty-one years of age. How much do private speech therapy services cost?

Achieve Beyond has created custom therapy packages to suit your families’ needs. At this time, parents pay privately for speech services and then request reimbursement from their insurance company. Achieve Beyond is in the final stages of becoming an in-network provider with BCBS, Cigna, Fidelis, and United Healthcare. We are continuing to add new insurance providers on a regular basis.

*EI services are for children under 3 years of age with suspected or established developmental delays or disabilities. The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a public program funded by New York State. All children must be referred to the municipality to access services and the telephone number of the municipality must be included to facilitate a referral. Achieve Beyond's programs are approved and funded by the New York State Department of Health. Services are provided at no out-of-pocket cost to parents, although health insurance will be accessed for reimbursement. Eligibility is determined by state-approved evaluators under contract with NYC, Suffolk, Nassau, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and Orange counties. If the child is found eligible, services are identified in collaboration with the parent and must be authorized by the municipality. The municipality will arrange for service providers to deliver authorized services. When EI services are delivered in child care settings or community locations that require a fee, the parent is responsible for paying any costs associated with the child care or community location. Call 311 or (518) 473-7016 for more information.

Insurance

For questions not listed please call our New York office at (631) 385-7780 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

What services do you currently offer?

Achieve Beyond currently provides ABA therapy for children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (F84.0) through health insurance. We are able to provide these services in your home and community. Our current areas that we serve are Long Island, NYC, Hudson Valley, and Albany. At this time we are only able to provide ABA therapy, not any related services. Children must already have the diagnosis of Autism, as we are not able to provide the evaluation through insurance.

What methods of payment do you offer?

Pediatric Autism and Behavioral services
We are currently in network with most insurance plans including: Aetna, United, Oxford, Cigna, ValueOptions, Fidelis, Beacon, Empire, Blue Cross Blue Shield, . We also offer affordable self-pay rates if necessary.

Our intake staff will obtain a quote of benefits, pre-authorization or pre-certification, but it is important to note that this is not a guarantee of payment from you insurance carrier. Payment cannot be determined until claims are submitted and responded to by your insurance carrier. Even after benefits and eligibility are verified, you may still be responsible for payment in the event that claims are denied.

How do I get started?

Contact our office at (631) 385-7780 ext 626 to refer your child and obtain more information. If you are planning to use your insurance benefits, we can check with your insurance carrier to obtain a quote of benefits and an authorization or pre-certification. Once this step is completed, we will need you to complete an intake packet and send in a prescription for ABA and a diagnosis report. We will then request for a BCBA to complete an assessment to determine the behavior plan and skill acquisition targets. We can also provide additional services if you currently have and IEP or IFSP and are looking to supplement those services, as this therapy will occur through your medical insurance, rather than the school.

What will you work on with my child?

The BCBA will determine the target behaviors to be worked on. We specialize in reducing problematic bheaviors, increasing appropriate behaviors, increasing communication and social skills, and increasing daily living skills. We are not able to tutor in academics or babysit.

California

California Branch

For questions not listed please call our California office at (562) 698-6600 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What are your hours of operation? 

Our clinic hours are Monday-Friday 9am to 7pm, and Saturday 9am-1pm
Our administrative office hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5:30pm

What type of therapy services do you provide? 

We at Achieve Beyond California provide Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Services. We also provide various pediatric evaluations and assessments.

Do you have Bilingual Speech Therapists on staff? 

Yes, we have bilingual speech, occupational, physical, and behavioral therapists on staff. For more information on therapist availability, please feel free to contact our Whittier office at (562)698-6600.

Does your company accept insurance or private pay for pediatric therapy services?

Yes, we accept various insurance carriers and also private pay for all of our services including speech, occupational, physical and ABA therapy. For a specific list of accepted insurance plans, and for more information about private pay, please call our Whittier office at (562)698-6600.

What Regional Centers does your company work with?

Achieve Beyond California works with several Regional Centers including Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center (ELARC), South Central Los Angeles Regional Center (SCLARC), San Gabriel Pomona Regional Center (SGPRC), and Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center (FDLRC). For more information on these affiliations, please call our Whittier office at (562)698-6600.

Virginia

Virginia Branch

For questions not listed please call our Virginia office at (703) 237-2219 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

What services do you currently offer?

Achieve Beyond is a multidisciplinary practice that provides speech, occupational, and physical therapies, as well as, autism therapy services (ABA) for children from birth to 21 years. We offer individualized, structured one on one sessions in a traditional weekly schedule.

Currently our private pediatric speech, physical, and occupational therapies are provided in our state of the art clinic located in Fairfax for the convenience of our families.

We also provide Pediatric Autism and Behavioral Services, serving all of Northern Virginia, Maryland, and DC areas. Our pediatric Autism and Behavioral services can be provided in your home, daycare or our clinic.

What methods of payment do you offer?

Pediatric Autism and Behavioral services

We are currently in network with Tricare, United, Cigna, ValueOptions, and Kaiser Permanente. We also offer affordable self-pay rates if necessary.

Private Pediatric Services

We are in-network with most commercial insurance plans. Below is a list of our current preferred providers. Our intake staff will obtain a quote of benefits, pre-authorization or pre-certification, but it is important to note that this is not a guarantee of payment from you insurance carrier. Payment cannot be determined until claims are submitted and responded to by your insurance carrier. Even after benefits and eligibility are verified, you may still be responsible for payment in the event that claims are denied.

We also offer affordable private pay options for services that are not covered by insurance. For more information on these payment options specifically for your child please feel free to call our office at (703) 237-2219.

In Network Insurance Plans:

  • Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Anthem Healthkeepers
  • Anthem Carefirst
  • Anthem Federal
  • NCAS
  • Meritain Health
  • United Healthcare
  • GEHA
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Amerigroup
  • InTotal
  • Medicaid
  • Kaiser Permanente

 

How do I get started?

Contact our office at (703) 237-2219 to refer your child and obtain more information. If you are planning to use your insurance benefits, we can check with your insurance carrier to obtain a quote of benefits and an authorization or pre-certification. Once this step is completed, we will schedule an evaluation to determine if your child needs services. We can also provide additional services if you currently have and IEP or IFSP and are looking to supplement those services.  

What are your hours of operation?

Our Virginia location is open regular business hours Monday through Friday from 9:00-6:00pm. We currently also offer therapy on Saturdays from 9am-12pm.

Do you offer bilingual therapy services?

Yes! We have bilingual speech and physical therapists on staff.

New Jersey

New Jersey Branch

For questions not listed please call our New Jersey office at (888) 261-1110 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How do I check if see if my insurance covers the cost of ABA (autism services) for my child?

Achieve Beyond will follow-up with your insurance company to verify eligibility, benefits, and co-pays if applicable.

Where are therapy services provided? 

We provide services in the home and out in the community.

Is there an age requirement for services?

Achieve Beyond provides services to children from birth to twenty-one years of age.

What if my child already attends a full-day school program?

If your child attends a full day program, we can work with the school to ensure the best all-around therapy we can offer.

How much does it cost?

Achieve Beyond has created custom therapy packages to suit your families’ needs if/when ABA is not covered through your insurance.

How do I get started?

Contact our office at (732) 204-1635 to refer your child and obtain more information. If you are planning to use your insurance benefits, we can check with your insurance carrier to obtain a quote of benefits and an authorization or pre-certification. Once this step is completed, we will schedule an assessment.

 

Connecticut

Connecticut Branch

For questions not listed please call our Connecticut office at (732) 204-1635 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How do I check if see if my insurance covers the cost of ABA (autism services) for my child?

Achieve Beyond will follow-up with your insurance company to verify eligibility, benefits, and co-pays if applicable.

Where are therapy services provided? 

Typically services are done right in your home to provide your child with a “natural environment”.

Is there an age requirement for services?

No. Achieve Beyond provides services to children from birth to twenty-one years of age.

What if my child already attends a full-day school program?

If your child attends a full day program, we can work with the school to ensure the best all-around therapy we can offer.

How much does it cost?

Achieve Beyond has created custom therapy packages to suit your families’ needs if/when ABA is not covered through your insurance.

How do I get started?

Contact our office at (203) 780-9965 to refer your child and obtain more information. If you are planning to use your insurance benefits, we can check with your insurance carrier to obtain a quote of benefits and an authorization or pre-certification. Once this step is completed, we will schedule an assessment.