Implementing early intensive behavioral intervention in community settings

Joshua B. Plavnick, M. Y.Savana Bak, Sarah M. Avendaño, Ana D. Dueñas, Matthew T. Brodhead, Emma S. Sipila

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LAY ABSTRACT: Although research shows early intensive behavioral intervention can be very beneficial for children with autism spectrum disorder when delivered in university or private intervention centers, little is known about the best way to provide early intensive behavioral intervention within the broader community. The Michigan State University Early Learning Institute was developed to address challenges with providing early intensive behavioral intervention in community settings, with an emphasis on serving children and families on Medicaid. This short report describes the approach taken by the Early Learning Institute and reports data regarding enrollment and utilization among Medicaid families. Results suggest the model has potential to be used within community settings and that children on Medicaid are likely to consistently attend their treatment sessions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1913-1916
Number of pages4
Issue number7
StatePublished - Oct 1 2020

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This research was supported in part by grants from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Michigan.

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© The Author(s) 2020.


  • community-based intervention
  • early intensive behavioral intervention

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't


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