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Autism Transformation Case Study Leveraging a Goal-Led Approach

Blog: Jim Sinur

Most of us are tasked with transformational change, and as a result are challenged to assemble, coordinate, and track the methods, resources, and tools necessary for transformation. While this case study is still ongoing, the expected results will send ripples throughout the health and therapy industries. It’s going to change the way treatment plans work for autism forever. It is an innovation that will become a movement because it is newsworthy and worth watching. It leverages goal-led collaboration and takes treatment to a new level of efficiency and effectiveness. Let’s dive into this exciting transformation that promises huge industry change by treating the whole family that autism impacts.

The Challenge

· Most experience delays in getting diagnosed and many are not getting diagnosed at all

· There are waitlists for services, and many are not Receiving the hours they are prescribed

· Care across the services provided is not coordinated

The problems with managing autism from diagnosis to service completion are immense. First and foremost, children are diagnosed late because the hurdles to getting diagnosed are high. It is almost impossible to get approvals from insurance companies to leverage the scarce resources of counselors and move on to the methods and technicians that can help the situation. The other major issue is that the parents are considered in the treatment plans, and the whole household is not considered for treatment. Often getting the autistic family/household to services is quite challenging. Also, the amount of paperwork and red tape is taking away from the scarce treatment resources. Therefore, the failure rate is unacceptable even when permission for counseling is granted.

The Solution

It starts with goal-led frameworks designed to optimize the end-to-end experience for the patient, the family, and service resources. It begins with placing the parents at the center of the process by teaching the value of long-term support for the whole family unit throughout the treatment plan timeline. Next, it focuses on several vital subgoals to get through the insurance authorization and get things going quicker. Finally, it breaks down into these five subgoals that are being coordinated individually and collectively to attain the primary goal:

· Diagnose as Early as Possible

· Get Access to Services as Quickly as Possible

· Activate Parents

· Deliver Care to the Family

· Graduate to New Freedoms

The Benefits

The benefits were derived from goal-led collaboration, and continuous optimization individually, and collectively aimed at the primary goal. There were immediate benefits for more family happiness while unlocking the potential of the child and the family unit in new ways. The parents become educated advocates following a customized and designed plan leading to more direct results quicker. It reduces iterations and false steps, optimizing the service resources. Communication with all parties helps in each case and treats the problems holistically. There is clarity around actions and faster paths to results through following a customized and designed experience. It also enables treating younger and younger children giving treatment momentum early in children’s lives.

Net; Net:

This approach generates happier families living to their full potential as early as possible while optimizing the counselors, cases, service providers, and administrative tasks. The goal-based system allows for continuous and constant iteration for better results keeping all parties up to date on the status of people and procedures. It will prove productive for kids at all levels on the autism spectrum. Watch this space for an update.

This case study was provided and assisted by Parallel. Click here for a link

Case Study Goal Life Cycle Impacts Highlighted in Blue

For an Explanation of the Goal Life Cycle Components Please Refer to the Blog Posts Below

For a Goal Life Cycle Explanation, click here

For Better Goal Management, click here

For Goal Led Technologies, click here

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