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Finding Daycare for your Child with Autism

Summer is here, and as the school year ends, you need to find daycare for your little one with autism. This includes finding someone who provides reliable, devoted, and quality care for your child. Having a child with… Read More

cerebral palsy child

What Benefits Can I Get for My Child with Cerebral Palsy?

The most common motor disability among children is cerebral palsy. And if you’re raising a child with this disability, you know that the medical costs alone are ten times higher than those of children who do not. It’s… Read More

financial plan

What is a Special Needs Financial Plan?

When you have a child with special needs who will require lifelong support, it can be overwhelming, especially when you need to plan for their entire lives whether you are present or not. In addition to mapping out the… Read More

autism disability

Can I Claim Disability for My Child with Autism?

Autism is a neurodevelopment disorder that affects communication and social interaction skills. It is thought to be present from birth and is usually recognized by three years of age. Not everyone with autism displays the same behaviors. There… Read More

ihss program

How the IHSS Program Changed in 2021

If you are a parent of a child who has autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, or another disability, it is common to struggle financially. There are many things to pay for, including doctor appointments, therapy, and equipment…. Read More

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What Should I Do After My Child Receives a Diagnosis of Autism?

Once your child has been first diagnosed with autism, a thousand emotions may rush through your body: fear, confusion, anger, guilt, anxiety, relief, sadness. You are not alone, and it is common to feel this way. There are… Read More

down syndrome

Can I Get Disability for My Child with Down Syndrome?

If your child has Down syndrome , there are many steps you can take to give him or her a happy, healthy, and rewarding life. To qualify for any kind of disability benefits administered through the SSA, specific medical criteria must… Read More

iep meeting

Get Ready for Your First IEP Meeting

An Individualized Educational Program (IEP) must be put in place once you find out that your child is eligible for special education services. At the IEP meeting, the decisions regarding special education and related services are made so… Read More

funding

Can I Get Funding for My Child with Autism?

On average, it costs a family $1.4 million to $2.5 million to raise a child with autism, compared to the cost to raise a child who does not have special needs, which is around $300,000. It’s understandable then,… Read More

divorce

Divorce with a Child with Special Needs

When you have a child with special needs, it seems like going through a divorce is more emotional and complicated. Many parents feel alone and powerless, facing the challenges of taking care of your child’s health, education, and… Read More