Frequently Asked Questions
What services do we provide?
Aspire Child & Family Services, LLC, offers a range of services, from diagnostic testing that can determine the presence of a disability to direct support offered in the home, school or community settings (IBHS/wraparound). Parents are encouraged to consult with Aspire CFS staff if their child has any kind of special need(s), as they can support and provide recommendations as to services that can be offered.
What populations do we work with?
At Aspire CFS, our professionals have worked with individuals on the autism spectrum, children diagnosed developmental disabilities and children with behavioral issues. Although we treat various disabilities, we pride ourselves on specializing in autism. The Director/Psychologist who founded Aspire started to provide autism-specific services after her child was diagnosed with autism.
What are our hours?
Office staff are available to take calls on weekdays from 9 AM until 5 PM excluding holidays. If you leave a voicemail during the week, we will return your call as soon as possible. Please call us at 267-388-0670.
How old are the patients we treat?
Aspire Child & Family Services treats individuals throughout childhood up to the age of 21. Children with disabilities are eligible for Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) administered by behavioral consultants and behavioral health technicians.
What is the process for seeking treatment?
When you call our office, a representative will gather referral, insurance and any other pertinent information. Once eligibility is determined, and after we check the appropriateness of the referral, you will be set up with an appointment with a healthcare provider. This will start the process of our behavioral team conducting an assessment and forming a corresponding treatment plan for your child.
How do I know if my child should seek treatment?
If you are concerned about your child’s development, social/emotional or behavioral functioning, please do not hesitate to call our offices. Aspire has skilled Psychologists who can assess and diagnose a variety of disorders. Further, our IBHS team can help with skill acquisition and skill building, as well as managing problem behaviors.
What do I need to know about Psychological Evaluations?
Psychological testing is completed to determine the presence of a disability or weakness that is preventing optimal success in one or more areas of daily functioning. Generally, these evaluations include a full, comprehensive interview, individual testing and completion of ratings scales. The overall result is a comprehensive report, complete with recommendations. Please refer to the Clinical Services – Assessments Overview page for further information.
My child has already received an evaluation in school, but I don’t agree with the results. Can Aspire help me?
Yes, at Aspire Child & Family Services, we can re-test your child and conduct a more comprehensive evaluation than what is included in school evaluations. The psychologists at Aspire CFS are highly knowledgeable about special education law and have a wealth of experience conducting evaluations. The goal is to produce a well-written evaluation that is aligned with current educational practices. The resulting report will give a more detailed idea of what is preventing your child from succeeding in the school environment. It will also provide recommendations that can be brought back to the school team for review.