Autism Spectrum Disorder

TRICARE covers many services for beneficiaries with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD):

A referral or prescription is needed before obtaining certain services. Contact your primary care manager if using TRICARE Prime or your family provider if using TRICARE Select. We also cover Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) through the TRICARE Comprehensive Autism Care Demonstration (Autism Care Demo).

What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

ABA applies behavioral principles, such as positive re-enforcement, to everyday situations. The goal is to increase or decrease targeted behaviors. ABA can help develop different skills, such as speech, self-help or and play skills.  It can also help to decrease behaviors such as aggression or self-injury.

Last Updated 3/20/2022