Autism Care Demonstration

The TRICARE Comprehensive Autism Care Demonstration (Autism Care Demo) covers applied behavior analysis (ABA) services for all eligible TRICARE beneficiaries diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 

  • The demonstration began July 25, 2014, and will continue through Dec. 31, 2023.
  • As of March 31, 2020, TRICARE covers telehealth care for ABA parent or caregiver guidance services. This is an ongoing temporary change during the national health emergency due to the pandemic.

How it Works

Getting care through the demo is a three step process:

  1. Get Diagnosed
  2. Get a Referral and Authorization
  3. Schedule an Appointment

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Is your sponsor on active duty?

To qualify for the Autism Care Demo, you must enroll in the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) and register in the Extended Care Health Option (ECHO). You only pay the ECHO monthly fee for ECHO services other than ABA services.

Last Updated 6/4/2020