The Investment in Autism Treatment

I have read articles from other autism parents that describe the cost of care for their child.  Some parents even joke that their child with autism is their million dollar child.  That got me thinking about my own finances and my own child.  I have for years maxed out our health insurance on doctors appointments … Continue reading The Investment in Autism Treatment

Why do you get help…

...and my more medically complicated child gets none?! Over the last week or so, the questions and concerns have been made regarding assistance for children with autism that have complex medical needs.  Why are some families qualifying and others not?  What is the missing piece? The information that started the discussion was about Medicaid.  Our … Continue reading Why do you get help…

Medicaid and CMS…you want to read this!

is it income based?!  I think I figured it out!!! Our family had a big win last month with notification that our son with autism was eligible for Florida's Children's Medical Services (CMS).  My mouth fell open, I jumped up and cheered.  It felt like hitting the lottery!  For years, our family has scrambled to … Continue reading Medicaid and CMS…you want to read this!

Need money for services or products…the new Gardiner Scholarship

The Gardiner Scholarship (formerly the PLSA) is newly named to Florida as part of the Step Up for Students Scholarship program.  The Gardiner is for special needs students with a medical diagnosis.  Recently, I discussed the serious business of the McKay Scholarship.  The Gardiner is another excellent choice when looking for appropriate education for a special … Continue reading Need money for services or products…the new Gardiner Scholarship

The importance of a medical diagnosis…

As parents we often have a large fear about diagnosing our children.  We don't want to harm our children in any way or make the outside world treat them differently.  We think that a label with define him or her indefinitely in life. So, why is the medical diagnosis so important insurance developing an IEP/504 … Continue reading The importance of a medical diagnosis…