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Access and Choice in NY State for Autism Supports and Services

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What is DIR?





What is Floortime?





DIR Glossary






















Access and Choice in NY State for Autism Supports and Services
by Affect Autism

https://affectautism.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/2022-03-12.mp3












My guests today are Toni Tortora, an Occupational Therapist and the Clinical Director at the Rebecca School in Manhattan, Lori Ciesielski who is an Occupational Therapist for Liberty Post services in Buffalo, NY, and Galina Itskovich is a Clinical Social Worker in New York City who works with different populations, including children and adults both on and off the spectrum. All three are Developmental, Individual differences, Relationship-based (DIR) Expert Training Leaders with the Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning (ICDL) where Galina is also a Clinical Consultant. 



Today we are discussing the bill they put forth to the New York State Legislature to have DIR/Floortime covered by insurance, which is an expansion of the current autism bill which only covers Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) services. From there it could be expanded to private insurance companies that will follow the Medicaid guidelines. You can see the bill here and please sign the change.org page here. They also have a website with more information, a <a href="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6no7xj0w8k1dpbc/AAAgdrptW36OpIM1sHYT0PYca?dl=0" rel="noopen