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.
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 pay a lot of money to improve your child’s quality of life with doctor visits and therapy. If you are struggling to pay the bills, you can apply for disability benefits to help you with the medical and living costs that can add up quickly. Continue reading “How to Get Financial Help for Your Child with Autism”
If you have a child with a disability such as autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, or another disability, you know that the system is complex. You already feel the stress of having to take care of his health, educational, and emotional needs. This doesn’t even include having to cope with a drastically lowered income because of reduced work hours or having to pay someone else for childcare. An IHSS advocate can help you.
Down syndrome is probably one of the most common disabilities in existence, and there are many more efforts today to mainstream children with Down syndrome into society. Usually diagnosed very early in a child’s life, all of these factors may make the disability seem less severe than it actually is. But a lot of families raising a child with Down syndrome need financial benefits so they can provide their child with a quality life.