Magellan Autism Connections®

Increasing prevalence, high costs and state mandate requirements make managing services for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families more important than ever.

Consider these statistics:

  • 1 in 36 children have autism in the U.S.
  • Treatment costs have increased to $60,000 annually per person.
  • All 50 states have taken government action to require coverage for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Magellan is helping families making positive strides

With Magellan Autism Connections®, as many as 88% of individuals make excellent clinical progress at a cost below $24,000 annually. Children with autism and their caregivers can trust that their unique needs are in the hands of caring experts dedicated to achieving optimal outcomes.

What is Applied Behavior Analysis? 

Applied Behavior Analysis, also known as ABA, is a therapy based on the science of learning and behavior. ABA therapy applies our understanding of how behavior works to real situations and the goal is to increase behaviors that are helpful and decrease those that are harmful or affect learning. 

In addition, many individuals struggle to obtain access to appropriate autism services. Few treatment standards, limited care coordination, inconsistent provider quality and significant costs often become barriers to care.

Advances in diagnostic capabilities allow doctors to see more accurately the prevalence of autism, yet the majority of children do not receive a diagnosis until age 4. As with all neurological disorders, early intervention in the diagnosis of ASD is key to helping both the child and caregiver.

Interested in how we do it?

Contact us to learn how Magellan Autism Connections® and other Magellan behavioral health solutions can meet the needs of the individuals you serve.

Our program features the following advantages:

  • Comprehensive benefits management
  • Highly specialized provider network
  • Enhanced outreach and care coordination
  • Caregiver support
  • Robust online tools and resources

Through Magellan Autism Connections®, caregivers can receive assistance from a trusted resource who can help them navigate the complex world of autism spectrum disorder with expertise and compassion.

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Hear how we achieve strong clinical and financial outcomes 


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