We also offer ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) therapy to children and adolescents not eligible for the
Arkansas Waiver or those who recently completed the program via the Arkansas Medicaid program
called EPSDT (Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment).

EPSDT is a federally mandated child health component of Medicaid designed to bring comprehensive
health care to individuals eligible for medical assistance from birth until age 21. Autism services
through EPSDT and Autism Waiver services cannot occur simultaneously. Children commonly receive
ABA autism services through EPSDT after completing the Autism Waiver program.

The EPSDT program offers ABA therapy in a child’s home with the parent or guardian present.
Therapy ranges from 10-30 hours per week, depending on the child’s needs. Board-certified behavior
analysts and registered behavior technicians provide autism therapies.