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Navigating TRICARE’s Autism Care Demonstration: A Guide for Providers & Military Families

Navigating TRICARE’s Autism Care Demonstration: A Guide for Providers & Military Families

About This Webinar

Join us for an informative webinar on the TRICARE Autism Care Demonstration, a critical program designed to support military families with members diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This session will provide an in-depth overview of the program, outlining the specific services and supports offered, eligibility criteria, and the enrollment process. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of how the Autism Care Demonstration works, including the types of treatments covered, such as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and the role of healthcare providers. We will also discuss the recent updates to the program, potential impacts on families, and how these changes aim to improve access and quality of care for beneficiaries.

Furthermore, this webinar will offer practical advice on navigating the system effectively, from obtaining the necessary referrals and authorizations to understanding the ongoing support and monitoring processes. Whether you are a service member, a healthcare provider, or a family member of someone with ASD, this webinar will equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to make the most of the TRICARE Autism Care Demonstration program. Join us to ensure you are fully informed about the resources available to support the unique needs of military families dealing with ASD.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the scope and services of the TRICARE autism care demonstration.
  • Explore treatment options and the role of providers.
  • Analyze recent updates and their impact on military families.
  • Navigate the system for maximum benefit.


Krystyna Bienia, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist, Medical Affairs
Complex Pediatric Clinical Community, Program Manager
Autism Care Demonstration, Clinical Lead
Clinical Communities Policy Support, Clinical Support Division Medical Affairs
Defense Health Agency

Dr. Bienia is a clinical psychologist and a senior policy analyst for the Defense Health Agency (DHA) in the Medical Affairs Directorate in Falls Church, VA. She serves as the DHA lead for the Complex Pediatric Clinical Community and is the clinical program lead supporting the TRICARE Health Plans for the rapidly evolving Autism Care Demonstration where she implements clinical expertise in program development and oversight for a program that significantly impacts overall Military readiness. Dr. Bienia has over twenty years of experience working directly with beneficiaries diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as their families and other health care providers.

Continuing education credit is available.

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