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.”
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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. (more…)
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.
If you have been denied IHSS benefits, you can appeal this decision and still get up to $3,000 per month in funding. Trying to get In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) for your child with special needs on your own the first time around is difficult. When you are a parent of a child with a disability like autism or Down syndrome, an IHSS denial can be stressful. You know you need financial help to take care of your child who needs supervision 24 hours a day. You’ve had to cut your hours or you can’t work at all because you have to stay home.
Are you feeling the stress of having to take care of the health, educational and emotional needs of your child with a disability? Or are you trying to cope with a cutting your hours at work and lowering your income or having to pay someone else for childcare?