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Getting Assistance

Families and individuals can obtain services from The Columbus Organization using:

Military Families with TriCare

If you are an active duty service member (ASDM), retiree or certain National Guard and Reserve member with a child with Autism or an ASD who is experiencing difficulties socializing with peers, communicating with others, or managing their challenging behaviors, ABA services may be beneficial.

In order to access services through Tricare insurance, you must complete the following steps:

  • Ensure your child has an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis. See your Primary Care Manager if you are uncertain
  • Obtain a referral from your Primary Care Manager or medical specialist
  • If the sponsor is ASDM, register your child in the ECHO Program with the ECHO case manager of your regional contractor
  • Contact your Tricare case manager or representative and request Columbus as your provider.  For more information about Tricare's Autism Care Demonstration click here

DIDD Waiver Recipients

If you are an adult over the age of 21 who is enrolled in the Medicaid Waiver and needs help with challenging behaviorsor if you are the caregiver of such an individual, you should:

  • Contact your Independent Support Coordinator (ISC) and ask them to refer you to a behavior analyst
  • Your ISC can obtain a referral form by contacting our office at (615-902-0950) or to dowload a copy of the form click here.
  • Contact our office at (615-902-0950) to determine if we currently have a BA available to provide services to you
  • Ask your ISC to send the completed referral form and a copy of your most recent ISP to Columbus at or by fax at (615-902-0951)

Tenncare and Commerical Insurance Holders

Our services are available to many people who have health insurance. If you do not qualify for BA services through the Medicaid Waiver or Tricare Insurance, you may qualify if you have Tenncare, Tenncare Select, or private insurance through your employer.

To receive services through The Columbus Organization you must:

  • Have challenging behavior that puts yourself or others at risk of harm or significantly disrupts your life
  • Have a diagnosis of Autism or an Autism Spectrum Disorder, or an Intellectual Disability (mental retardation, developmental delay, etc.)
  • Contact our office at (615) 902-0950 to determine if we have a BA available in your area and accept your insurance.
  • To download a referral form click here
  • Ask your doctor to write an order (prescription or letter) for "ABA Services". The doctors order must be signed by an MD and specify your medical diagnoses.

Families: Click here to view a video about ABA services from The Columbus Organization.

Professionals: Click here to view a video about ABA services at The Columbus Organization.

Click here to download our ABA brochure.

Click here to download our Community Services brochure.

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