Autism Care Demonstration

The TRICARE Comprehensive Autism Care Demonstration (Autism Care Demo) covers applied behavior analysis (ABA) services for all eligible TRICARE beneficiaries diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 

  • The demonstration began Jul. 25, 2014, and will continue through Dec. 31, 2023.
  • From Mar. 31, 2020 to May 31, 2020 TRICARE will cover telehealth support for ABA parent or caregiver guidance services.

How it Works

Getting care through the demo is a three step process:

  1. Get Diagnosed
  2. Get a Referral and Authorization
  3. Schedule an Appointment

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Is your sponsor on active duty?

To qualify for the Autism Care Demo, you must enroll in the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) and register in the Extended Care Health Option (ECHO). You only pay the ECHO monthly fee for ECHO services other than ABA services.

Last Updated 1/4/2019