FAQ

Answers to the frequently asked questions you may have about our company and program!

About Forta

Do you offer autism diagnoses?

Currently, we can only provide parent training to those who already have an ASD diagnosis or evaluation. If you’re still in need of a diagnosis or wondering if you should pursue receiving an evaluation for your child, please refer to our Guide, “Does my child have autism?” You can contact us with further questions at care@fortahealth.com.

What ages do you work with?

We serve parents of clients who are under the age of 22 years old and diagnosed with or evaluated for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

What type of instruction is given to support parents?

Forta currently is offering a Central Reach Institute based curriculum. In addition, we provide l virtual study sessions with a live instructor, support material, additional quizzes to aid in retention,one-on-one Q&A, and an active community of other parents taking the course.

What does Forta do?

Forta’s Mission is to clear the path to quality care for parents of children diagnosed with autism. Forta’s Family Powered Autism Therapy supports families by providing Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) training to parents and guardians so they can deliver consistent, quality ABA therapy.

What type of therapy do you provide?

At Forta, we train parents to deliver ABA care under the guidance of our world-class clinical team. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a set of principles that focuses on how behaviors change, are affected by the environment, and how learning takes place. Learn more about ABA therapy here.

Is your program designated by the BHCOE or BACB?

Yes - the program is BACB designated.

What certifications do your instructors have?

The training team is composed of experienced clinical and training staff, including board certified behavior analysts (BCBA) who have delivered ABA therapy to clients with autism.

Parent training

What are the eligibility requirements to become a BT with the Forta ABA Parent Training Program?

I’m not a parent, but another relative. Can I complete the training to become a BT?

Does this course qualify for Continued Education Units?

Is there an exam following the training course?

Is the parent training course on my own time or in classes?

Is the training course in person or online?

Do I have to take the 40-hour training in exactly 2 weeks?

How long is the parent training course?

What are the benefits of taking the parent training course?

What does the Parent Training cover?

What is the Forta Parent Training Program?

Additional certifications

What are the benefits of becoming a BT or RBT with Forta?

Becoming an RBT through the Forta Parent Training Course and certified with the BACB will make you eligible to earn wages for focused learning time with your child, give you the knowledge and ability to implement ABA therapy with your child on a daily basis.

How does Forta support me getting ready for the exam?

In addition to the 40-hour course that will prepare you for the exam, we will provide you with access to virtual live study sessions. Throughout the learning journey you will have the support of our care coordinators and training team.

How much will it cost for me to take the training and become an RBT?

Forta does help cover the cost of exam and processing fees, as long as you complete our training program and pair with a Forta BCBA.  More details will be provided once you begin eligibility & benefits review after module 20. Note: There may be different fees and processes required depending on the state you reside in.

How do I become certified as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) after the training course?

Following the 40-hour parent training course, some parents may need to pass the RBT exam to finalize your certification, depending on their state and insurance requirements.

  1. Must complete your Central Reach Course Exam (1-hour)
  2. Apply to the BACB for your RBT license with the support of Forta
  3. Receive approval from the BACB and schedule your board exam
  4. Take the official RBT exam at a Pearson Vue Testing Center or online depending on the requirements in your state. (90 minutes, 85 questions)

How do I become certified as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) after the training course?

Following the 40-hour parent training course, some parents may need to  pass the RBT exam to finalize your certification, depending on their state and insurance requirements.

How do I know if I must become certified as an RBT or BT?

When you reach 20 modules completed in the 40-module training, we will connect you with our eligibility & benefits team to review your path forward with Forta as a BT or RBT.

Delivering care

Can I provide services to others outside of Forta after the training?

As a BT or RBT at Forta you are only authorized to deliver paid therapy to your own child.

Can ABA therapy help my autistic child with X conditions? Is ABA therapy successful for symptoms related to autism?

Every child with autism is different. Forta focuses on evidence-based ABA Therapy by structuring exercises that lead to benefits and outcomes. Various ABA therapy studies show documented improvement in increased focus, improved connections with family and friends, more effective communication with others, and the understanding of personal space and physical contact. Our goal at Forta is to help you and your family achieve the best possible outcomes with the support of ABA therapy.

Do you offer care for non-autism cognitive conditions? (ADHD, social anxiety, behavior issues, etc)

Currently Forta is focused on supporting families with a child on the autism spectrum and does not currently offer a program for ABA therapy for non-ASD individuals.

Will the BCBA come to my house?

No. Therapy will be parent-led in the home with children and the BCBA will remotely attend a portion of your sessions via video conference.

Will I be working with a BCBA at Forta?

Yes, you will work with your BCBA to develop and implement your therapy plan including live monitoring of your sessions from time to time.

Will I be a full time employee or a contractor for Forta?

Some parents who complete our training will have the opportunity to become a W2 employee of Forta delivering care and earn an hourly wage.

How much will I be paid as a certified parent BT with Forta?

As a BT or RBT at Forta you will be eligible for an hourly wage working with a Forta BCBA and your child. Parents must bill a minimum of 20-hours a week to retain employment with Forta. Depending on your state, your hourly wages may vary.

How do I provide care as a parent RBT?

As a parent RBT at Forta you will lead parent-led ABA alongside a Forta BCBA. This will include developing a personalized therapy plan, working toward and measuring objective goals, modifying your response to socially significant behaviors with positive reinforcement, and intervening with evidence, data, and information.

We aim to provide sessions Monday-Friday and are supported with a BCBA observing on video conference. Using our mobile application you can quickly deliver session notes, time tracking, and billing.

What is ABA?

Applied behavioral analysis is a therapeutic method developed based on extensive research on the causes and consequences of autism. It also relies on numerous studies on the behavior of children with autism and how they communicate, interact and respond to sensory information. Overall, most experts agree that methods based on ABA principles can significantly improve language and communication skills, attention, and problem behavior.

Insurance questions

Why do you require insurance to take the training program?

In order to be eligible to provide care and bill for that care we require you work with an approved insurance provider.

Is my healthcare / insurance accepted?

ABA therapy is covered by most insurance plans. In order to assess our ability to provide care, are you interested in registering for an intake interview? If so, please fill out the getting started form on our site.

We will conduct an eligibility check with your insurance provider. Once the eligibility check has been performed, further details on pre-authorization requirements, the copayment, coinsurance, and deductible required can be determined.