Where are you located?
Does my child need a certain diagnosis to qualify for your services?
At Focus Initiative we work with individuals who have social challenges. They may have a diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome, Tourette's Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder, PDD, Learning Disorder, or no diagnosis at all.
Why do I/my child need a class to learn social and life skills?
Research shows that many individuals with social deficits do not intuitively "pick-up" on social and real world skills like other people may. These skills can be learned however, just as we learn math or reading.
Do you accept insurance?
Focus Initiative does not accept insurance. Our services are considered educational rather than medical. Therefore, insurance companies will not cover the services; however, many of our services have been priced at co-pay rates to compensate for this lack of coverage.
Flexible savings accounts (FSA) usually cover "specialized education due to a medical condition" and will therefore cover our services.
How much do your services cost?
Prices vary depending on the services needed. Individual services have prices ranging from $75-$100 per hour. Group services usually run about $55 per hour. Diagnostic assessments for our academy or FOPI programs start at $200. The academy tuition is $16,640 per year. The prices do periodically change, please check with the location near you to for accurate pricing.
What forms of payment do you accept and when is it due?
We accept cash, checks, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express payments. Due dates vary depending on the type of service a non-refundable deposit of 20% of the cost of services is required for initial enrollment.
What is the typical schedule of your groups?
Our after school social understanding groups run on a semester basis much like a college schedule; however, we enroll students throughout the semester.
What will my school think if I bring you to the ARD/IEP meeting?
Our services are more consultative and less confrontational. We are usually welcomed at ARD/IEP meetings because we are clearly there to help the student receive an appropriate education.
How do I enroll my child in a group or the academy?
The first step is to schedule a complimentary screening by calling the FOCUS location near you or emailing email@example.com.