Frequently Asked Questions: Multi-Day Intervention Program

What are the different Multi-Day Intervention Program options and how much do they cost?

The Five Day Intervention Program is offered at a cost of $3200, which includes 20 hours of parent/caregiver intervention sessions with your child, our intake session, a review of records and video-recordings, and a written report.

The Three Day Intervention Program is offered at a cost of $2000, which includes 12 hours of parent/caregiver intervention sessions with your child, our intake session, a review of records and video-recordings, and a written report.

After we receive your registration form and schedule the dates for your evaluation, a $500 non-refundable deposit is required to hold these dates, and the remaining amount is due at the start of the first assessment day.

All check payments should be made out to UC REGENTS.

Questions about these options? Call us at 805.893.2049 or email autism@education.ucsb.edu

Do you take insurance?

Currently, we do not accept direct payment from insurance companies. However, we will provide you with the necessary documentation and receipts to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Insurance companies vary in their policies about what services they will cover, so we encourage you to check with your insurance provider first if this is something you wish to do.

What are the insurance CPT and ICD-10 codes associated with the Multi-Day program?

CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) codes are assigned to every service that a physician or mental health professional provides. Insurance companies need these specific codes to process payment and reimbursement claims. All relevant codes will be included on your encounter form (receipt for our services). Our evaluation falls under multiple insurance codes:

0359T Assessment for Treatment Plan Development: Behavior Identification Assessment
0370T Family Adaptive Behavior Treatment Guidance
0368T Adaptive Behavior Treatment w/ Protocol Modification by QHCP
0364T Adaptive Behavior Treatment by Protocol by Technicians (first 30 mins)
0365T Adaptive Behavior Treatment by Protocol by Technicians (add. 30 mins)

In addition, insurance companies will often request the ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases - 10th edition) code corresponding to the patient's medical condition. Autism spectrum disorder falls under the following ICD-10 code:

F84.0 Autism Spectrum Disorder

How do I register for the Multi-Day program?

1. After reviewing information on our website, please complete our online registration form found HERE.

2. After receiving your registration form, one of our staff will contact you to schedule your appointment. After a date is scheduled, we will email/mail you an intake packet in order to obtain relevant background information on the child or adult to be evaluated. You will also receive instructions for sending us a video of you interacting with your child.

3. We ask that you submit the intake packet to us along with copies of relevant supplementary materials, including the most recent IEP (Individualized Education Plans), IFSP (Individualized Family Service Plans), and/or past developmental or psychological reports.

4. In order to hold your program date, you must also send in a $500 non-refundable deposit (check or money order only, made out to UC REGENTS). We must receive all documents one week prior to your scheduled appointment date or your appointment may be subject to cancellation. Our address is in the intake packet.

5. The first day of the program begins at 9:30am so that we can review the program, process payment, and complete paperwork. During this time we will also obtain a 15-minute video sample of the parents and child. The first treatment session then begins at 10:00am. All of the following days will begin at 10:00am.

6. On the last day of the program, our team will obtain another 15-minute video sample of the parents and child interacting in order to document implementation of treatment strategies and treatment outcome. This is typically done around 12:45p on the last day, with the final treatment session being conducted immediately after from 1:00 to 3:00p.

7. You will receive a written report in the mail approximately 4 weeks after the conclusion of the program that contains recommendations and intervention strategies discussed over the course of the week. These recommendations are individually tailored to the unique needs of your child.

Do I need a referral for this program?

Families can participate in this program without a referral from a doctor or other professional. However, some insurance companies may require a referral as a prerequisite for reimbursement requests. We recommend looking into your insurance company’s specific policies.

Additionally, an assessment is not required before booking our program. We do, however, require that the child have a diagnosis of autism.

What do I need to do before coming in for the program?

Prior to the appointment, we will have you send in an intake packet as well as a 5-minute video of you interacting with your child. These allow us to tailor the program’s week-long curriculum to the specific needs of your child. Information for this will be emailed to you once you have signed up for the program.

Please submit your intake packet to us along with copies of relevant supplementary materials, including the most recent IEP (Individualized Education Plans), IFSP (Individualized Family Service Plans), and/or past developmental or psychological reports.

In order to hold your program date, we also ask that you send in a $500 non-refundable deposit made payable to “UC Regents” within two weeks of scheduling. 

What does a typical day in the program look like?

For each day, families will participate in a 2-hour morning and 2-hour afternoon session with a break for lunch, for a total of 4 hours each day. The morning sessions are from 10am to 12pm and the afternoon sessions are typically from 1pm to 3pm. These times can be modified to accommodate naptime and other family needs. The sessions are each led by 1-2 graduate students with one of our licensed psychologists providing supervision to them throughout the week.

What kind of intervention strategies do you use in this program?

The program is tailored to the unique needs of your child and targets core areas of development, such as social engagement, language development, social interaction skills, flexibility, and behavioral regulation skills. Our unique program utilizes the latest strategies drawn from the motivation-based autism intervention research (Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), Social Tools and Rules for Teens/Transitions (START) socialization strategies, self-management, and positive behavior support).

Who should accompany the individual being treated?

We encourage all parents, caregivers, and adult family members to participate in our multi-day program.  We cannot easily accomodate siblings and encourage families to make alternative arrangements for little ones to maximize focus on program development.

Who will be working with my family?

All treatments are overseen by either our Clinical Director, Anna Krasno, Ph.D. or our Center Director, Ty Vernon, Ph.D., who are both licensed psychologists. Drs. Krasno and Vernon supervise the clinical team. Our clinical team is composed of doctoral student clinicians with a high degree of expertise and experience in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders. The graduate students are obtaining doctoral degrees in either the Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology (CCSP) program or the Special Education, Disabilities and Risk Studies (SPEDR) program housed in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at UCSB. During each session, your family will be working with 1-2 graduate student clinicians. A schedule of who you will be working with each day will be included in the Welcome Packet you will receive on the first day of the program.

What are Dr. Krasno’s and Dr. Vernon’s qualifications?

Drs. Krasno and Vernon are both licensed psychologists who have received rigorous training in state-of-the-art treatment methods for autism spectrum disorder. Both directors completed the requirements for their Ph.D. in Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at UCSB. During their graduate years, they collaborated closely with advisors Drs. Robert and Lynn Koegel at the Koegel Autism Center, where they worked as researchers, clinicians, parent educators, and supervisors. Dr. Krasno received additional training during a psychology internship at Stanford University.  Dr. Vernon received additional training during a two-year fellowship at the Yale University Child Study Center.

Do you provide any follow up services after the treatment program is complete?

Our Multi Day Program serves as an interactive program that provides the parent or guardian with PRT strategies from our doctoral student clinicians and licensed psychologists. These strategies are implemented during the program and are meant to be applied after the completion of the program by the parent or guardian who was trained during the program. For this reason, we do not provide additional clinical services outside of the center at this time. After the treatment program is complete, a comprehensive report is provided with a list of referrals if you are looking for further services in your area. We do, however, encourage families to come back to the Multi Day Program in one or two years time for updated goals and treatment recommendations.