Open Letter: Insurance for Adults with Autism

June 13, 2012 Insurance for Adults with Autism Dear Colleagues, Parents and Caregivers: Adults on the autism spectrum in California without deep pockets can now have access to adequate behavioral services, to help them achieve independence and fulfillment in their lives. At Vista, we believe that adults with ASD want to, and are entitled to, […]

June 28, 2012: Press Release

Vista Center for Behavior Analysis Announces Launch of an ABA-based Independent Living Skills Program forTeens and Adults with Autism Vista Center for Behavior Analysis is a leading Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Agency servicing the Greater Los Angeles area. Vista’s adult program focuses on engaging, enabling, and enriching Life Skills for young adults with autism.

July 31, 2012: Press Release

Vista Event: New California Insurance Mandate Expands Behavior-Based Treatment Coverage for Adults with Autism On July 25, 2012 Vista convened a panel of experts on autism advocacy and treatment to help families understand how new insurance mandates in California have expanded behavior-based treatment coverage for adults with autism. The free event was held from 5:30 […]

September 24, 2012: Press Release

Los Angeles Autism Therapy Agency offers Complimentary Autism Insurance Benefit Eligibility Assessment As a result of the new California Autism Insurance Law (SB946), adults with autism can now receive behavioral health treatment (BHT) services through their health insurance plans. To receive coverage, families need to know whether their health plans cover BHT services as well […]

Girls with Autism – Are They Being Served?

Autism is a neurobiological disorder, primarily affecting brain development, which continues to mystify researchers as to its exact cause or causes. Genetic research in 2010, however, uncovered some new information that may eventually reveal some breakthroughs. In 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new statistics showing that prevalence of autism has […]

Help Your Teen with Autism Navigate the Dating Scene

Autism researchers and therapists from UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior wrote an article regarding autistic teens and dating. Dating can be intimidating and challenging but despite this reality it has the potential for being a positive and worthwhile experience. What advice do parents need for discussing dating and intimacy with their autistic […]

What is California Autism Insurance Coverage – Areva Martin (Video)

 Video Transcription: Areva Martin: I am very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very excited about SB 946. And I am so excited about it because, while it doesn’t answer all of the issues, and it doesn’t provide for everything that families need, it is a huge step forward in terms of helping families […]

What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Why Does it Work?

We treat children, teens and adults who are diagnosed with autism and other language, communication, behavioral and developmental disorders. We use the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to decrease inappropriate behaviors while increasing functional skills. We frequently have parents of young newly diagnosed children ask us to explain applied behavior analysis and why it is […]

Identifying the Signs & Symptoms of Autism in Children and Adults

Autism is a behavior and communication disorder that is comprised of autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and Pervasive Development Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). All three of these share the autism signs and symptoms of difficulty communicating both verbally and non-verbally, difficulty relating to others and the world in general and difficulty being flexible in thinking and action. […]

What Vista Believes About the Needs of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Video)

 Video Transcription: Keith Massel: Founder, President of Vista Center for Behavior Analysis. A few years ago I realized that there were not good quality treatments for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD). As a result, Vista has developed a comprehensive program that is based on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services. I believe that adults with […]