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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 email@example.com.
We serve parents of clients who are under the age of 22 years old and diagnosed with or evaluated for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Forta currently is offering a Central Reach Institute based curriculum. In addition, we provide 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.
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.
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.
Yes - by completing the training program and passing the final test result years you a behavior technician certificate.
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.
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.
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.
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 completing the course. Note: There may be different fees and processes required depending on the state you reside in.
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.
Yes - by completing the training program and passing the final test you will earn a behavior technician certificate.
For the parents who complete their 40-hour BT course, we will review your eligibility & benefits and path to joining Forta as a BT or RBT. We do not guarantee a position with us immediately following your training.
As a BT or RBT at Forta you are only authorized to deliver paid therapy to your own child.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, you will work with your BCBA to develop and implement your therapy plan including live monitoring of your sessions from time to time.
Some parents who complete our training will have the opportunity to become a W2 employee of Forta delivering care and earn an hourly wage.
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.
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.
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.
In order to be eligible to provide care and bill for that care we require you work with an approved insurance provider.
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.