Your medical carrier may cover certain treatments and therapies for those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. This means that if you have a dependent who has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, your benefits may help to make certain treatments more affordable. Here are the different autism benefits that may be included in your plan.
Licensed speech therapists help people with autism communicate more effectively. Speech therapy can help autistic individuals understand things they might struggle with, like words and phrases, facial expressions, tone of voice, and body language.
According to the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, “physical therapy includes activities and exercises that build motor skills and improve strength, posture, and balance.” It’s common for those with an autism spectrum disorder to have difficulties with movement, so physical therapy may be recommended.
Occupational therapists specialize in teaching people with autism to adjust to the requirements of daily life, like feeding, dressing, grooming, and play. They help them manage things like sensory processing and fine motor skills.
As a UHC member and Walmart associate, you and your eligible dependents will be covered for different services related to autism spectrum disorders if they’re required.
You can learn more about the Applied Behavioral Analysis and benefits — and benefits for other therapies for those with autism spectrum disorders — by calling your UHC Health Care Advisor at (888) 285-9255. You can also visit One.Walmart.com or tap the button below to visit UHC’s website.