Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a list of some of our most commonly asked questions by potential Aspiranet FFSN families. Specific questions can be answered by contacting us.
I hear a lot about behavior support programs having to be “ABA.” What is ABA, and is the FFSN program an ABA program?
Yes, Aspiranet’s FFSN program is an ABA program. ABA stands for Applied Behavioral Analysis. This means that the program uses a scientifically-based, data driven method to implement interventions and then analyze their effectiveness. FFSN is data-driven and the effectiveness of interventions is determined by data taken by both family members and staff.
Why is the FFSN program considered a “parent training” program by the Regional Centers?
The FFSN program has a very strong parent training component. This means that while we are teaching your child new skills and behaviors that meet their needs, we are also working with you, the parent, to establish new methods of working and communicating with your child so the learning continues on after we leave. With your new skills, you are able to continue to grow together and become even more successful in managing behaviors long after you complete the FFSN program.
How long will I have FFSN services for?
The FFSN program is considered intensive and short-term. The FFSN staff will work with a family (on average) approximately 12-18 months before tapering off in a slow and supportive fashion by reducing the number of hours of service gradually.
What kind of children or youth can be served by the FFSN program?
Any child with a diagnosis that would qualify them for assistance from a regional center (i.e. Autism Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, seizure disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation, etc.) may qualify for services from FFSN. The child has to demonstrate a pattern on maladaptive behaviors that have not been corrected with other types of behavioral intervention services. FFSN also accepts private pay clients. We accept credit cards and checks and most of our services may qualify for flexible spending account reimbursement.
Does Aspiranet’s FFSN Program provide adaptive services?
Yes, the FFSN program works with children to learn new behaviors and skills in a variety of areas, such as community safety and hygiene. These skills are also taught to the child’s parent(s) so that they can be sustained long after Aspiranet services have ended.
How are Aspiranet’s FFSN services funded? Is Aspiranet a Regional Center vendor?
Aspiranet is a vendor of the Regional Centers and if you receive services as a consumer of a Regional Center, the services are funded by the Regional Center. You will want to contact your Service Coordinator to discuss Aspiranet’s services.
Aspiranet also accepts private pay clients and will provide an insurance statement that can be submitted for reimbursement. We are also a Bluecross/Blueshield provider.
Aspiranet Family Focused Support Network offers sliding scale fees to many families. Please call to find out more (408) 229-0775