Few things can make such a big difference in the lives of a family as the ability to give your child with special needs the full care he or she deserves, without endangering your family finances. In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) can provide important funding for families of children with developmental disabilities. But what if you were approved for IHSS, but given the minimal amount of benefits? Can you get more IHSS hours?
You may qualify for financial help with In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) if you raising a child with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, or another disability. IHSS is a California program provided by the government that offers financial support for people who take care of children with special needs. The most important for families of children with special needs is called IHSS “Protective Supervision.” Read more to find out how to apply for IHSS.
If your child has a disability like autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, or epilepsy, and your family is struggling financially, you may be eligible to receive benefits such as In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS). This money can be used to help raise your child and to meet her daily needs, including paying for bills and expenses associated with her disability. But many people ask: how much does IHSS pay per hour?
If you are a single parent who has a child with special needs like autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, or another disability, every month is a struggle to pay the bills. Without support from the other parent, you’re on your own to manage the care of your child and work. It’s a huge responsibility, and even though you want to do the best you can for your child, as a single parent, you face circumstances that could cause you to burn out faster than families who share the day-to-day responsibilities and demands of special needs parenting. That’s why it’s so important to learn about the financial resources available to assist you.
If your child has a disability such as autism, Down syndrome, or cerebral palsy, he may be entitled for special education services. However, after your child has been evaluated, you might not agree with the decision, or you might have a concern regarding your child with special needs’ education and wellbeing at school. If you cannot resolve the dispute by talking through the disagreement, The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) provides a formal way to file a complaint against the school. It is called “due process.”
If you live in California, there are several programs that will pay you to take care of your child with a disability. That means if your child has autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, or another disability, he may be eligible for financial benefits.
Does your child have autism, Down syndrome or another disability? She may be eligible for special education services. But the school system is hard to navigate without some preparation. That’s why getting ready for your first IEP (Individualized Educational Program) meeting is an important step in handling your child’s education.
Want to stay home to take care of your child with autism, but can’t afford it? The state of California provides payment to you as the caregiver for your child with special needs through a program called In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS). The right documentation will make or break your chances of being approved for funding.
As a parent raising a child with autism, you can often make sacrifices to support your child and make sure she lives a joyful and productive life. Sometimes it means that you have to take time off from your job to improve your child’s quality of life with doctor visits and therapy. Life seems to go into overdrive.