Financial experts say that raising a child costs about $250,000. If you are a parent of a child with autism, you can expect to pay about ten times that amount. And if you have a child who incurs regular medical costs, your expenses can reach more than $3 million over time.
Before you get completely overwhelmed, there is a solution: make a plan. But how do you do this? Continue reading “How Do I Safeguard the Financial Future of My Child with Autism?”
Taking care of a child with autism can be difficult at times. Most days you are trying to figure out how you will work fulltime, pay the bills, and make sure he is cared for properly. Did you know that you canapply for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS), which pays caregivers to take care of children with disabilities? You can stay home and give your child the care he needs to lead a quality life.
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Goodbye summer and hello back-to-school time! As your children start in their new class, it’s important to know their education options, especially if they have disabilities. The Individualized Education Program (IEP) can help your child receive the special attention and opportunities needed.
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Did you apply for IHSS Protective Supervision and receive a denial? Or you got a low amount of hours? You can appeal this decision and still receive up to $3,000 per month, which is the current maximum amount of funding.
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Protective Supervision is part of the In-Home Support Services (IHSS) program in California, which are services paid for by state governments to help keep children who are disabled to safely remain at home with their parents. If you are raising a child with a disability such as autism, Down syndrome or cerebral palsy, you might be eligible for Protective Supervision, which allows financial support of up to $3,000 per month.
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So, you keep hearing about In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS). You are raising a child who has a disability such as autism, Down syndrome, or cerebral palsy, and you are struggling to work fulltime and pay the bills. It’s time to take a good look at financial assistance, including IHSS.
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If you raising a child with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, or another disability, you may qualify for financial help with In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS). IHSS is a California program provided by the government that offers financial support for in-home caretakers of children with developmental disabilities. While a variety of benefits are available, the most important for families of children with special needs is “Protective Supervision.”
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IHSS can be an enormous benefit to parents who are raising children with disabilities like autism, Down syndrome or cerebral palsy. For qualified families, the state of California pays an individual caregiver (a parent) to stay home and care for a developmentally disabled child. Not only does this ease the constant worrying about money, these benefits can help pay for therapies and other treatments, or simply daily expenses that become difficult if you have to take time off or you are unable to work completely. Continue reading “Have You Heard About In-Home Support Services (IHSS)?”
California State’s In-Home Supportive Services program (IHSS) provides an amazing program for financial support to enable you to stay at home with your child with a disability and keep her or him safe and happy. Children with special needs such as autism, Down syndrome, or cerebral palsy can often take a heavy financial toll on a family. It is common for you to have to stop working in order to take care of your child. But disability benefits such as In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) and Protective Supervision allow you to be employed as your child’s in-home caretaker.
But what if your hours have been cut and you’re not receiving the amount of money needed to be able to stay home with your child with special needs?
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Raising a child with Down syndrome who requires constant supervision is difficult even in the best of times. And if you are struggling financially, it can seem even more daunting. You have to work and pay the bills, but your child needs 24-hour care. How do you juggle all the responsibilities?
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