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Tips to Help Your Child with Special Needs During Winter Break

winter break child special needsThe holidays and breaks from school can mean hectic schedules and chaotic moments with your child with special needs. Disruption in your daily routine and an increase in unstructured moments for your child may result in low levels of motivation and higher levels of anxiety and stress. For you as a parent of a child with a disability like autism, these may seem magnified. Below are some helpful tips to help you survive these days during winter break with your child with special needs.

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How Do I Win My Due Process Hearing Case Against the School?

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If you are the parent of a child who has autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, or another disability, you are your child’s best advocate to get him or her educational services. If you believe your child deserves should receive special education, but have been denied, you can still appeal this decision through a due process hearing. But what is a due process hearing and how do you win your case against the school?

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How to Cope When Your Child Has Been Diagnosed with Autism

Managing the stress is fundamental to a family’s long-term health and wellbeing. Here are some steps to take when your child has been diagnosed with autism.It’s common that you as a parent have a lot of questions and emotions when you first learn that your child has been diagnosed with autism. These include dealing with the diagnosis, choosing the best treatment options, and building a strong and supportive family structure. Managing the stress is fundamental to a family’s long-term health and wellbeing. Here are some steps to take when your child has been diagnosed with autism.

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Being a Good Parent Even When You’re Exhausted

special-needs-childHaving a child with special needs like autism brings with it many of the typical joys of parenting, but there are major drawbacks for you as a parent as well. Finances are often a struggle, as well as battling the school system, the ignorance from other people, and the lack of support. Frequently one parent sacrifices her career to attend to the child’s needs with a resulting loss of income for the family. How can you be a good parent for your child with special needs when you are mentally, emotionally, and physically exhausted from all the stress?

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How to Pay for Therapies for Your Child with Down Syndrome

How to Pay for Therapies for Your Child with Down Syndrome If you’ve recently learned that your child has or will have Down syndrome, there are many steps you can take to give her or him a happy, healthy, and rewarding life. And with early intervention, there are many therapies for children with Down syndrome that can have a positive impact. Even if your family is struggling financially, you may be eligible to receive benefits so you can provide these therapies for your child with Down syndrome and pay for them without any financial stress.

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Get an Advocate to Assist You with Your Child with Autism

advocate autismWhen you are raising a child with autism, there are many different types of services you may qualify for. But researching the right ones for your child can be an overwhelming experience. If you need financial help, or you are battling the school district for the services your child needs, you can get assistance from an advocate to help you with your child with autism.

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Can I Get Financial Assistance for My Child with Autism?

Can I Get Financial Assistance for My Child with Autism?

Today, the estimated cost of raising a child with autism from birth to 18 years is about $30,000 a year, $17,000 more a year than a child who doesn’t have special needs. Over a lifetime, this can add up to well past $1 million depending on the severity of the disability. Occupational, behavioral and life skills therapy, private schooling and private caregivers factor into these expenses. Is there a way to get financial assistance for your child with autism? Read More

Get More Child Support for Your Child with Special Needs

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If you are a single parent who is struggling financially, you may be eligible to receive benefits such as In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) for your child with special needs. But what about child support? You should be receiving enough money every month to not only support your child, but to cover all of his doctor appointments, therapy and extra essentials. If not, you need to get more child support for your child with a disability like autism.

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If I Apply for IHSS, Will My SSI Be Affected?

If I Apply for IHSS, Will My SSI Be Affected?

If you are struggling financially to raise your child with special needs such as autism, Down syndrome or cerebral palsy, you may be eligible to receive financial benefits such as In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS). This funding can be used to meet your child’s daily needs and can help pay the expenses associated with his disability. But, what if you already get financial benefits such as SSI? Will your SSI be affected if you apply for IHSS?

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Is My Child Is Too Young to be Eligible for IHSS?

Is My Child Is Too Young to be Eligible for IHSS?If you are raising a child with a disability such as autism, Down syndrome, or cerebral palsy, you could be eligible for financial benefits as an In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) provider. In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) is a California government program that provides monetary support for in-home caretakers of children with developmental disabilities. But is your child is too young to be eligible for IHSS?

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