Posted by Renee
on June 18, 2000 at 12:41:27:
In Reply to: financial aid posted by Sheila Hampton on May 25, 2000 at 10:03:10:
Contact the National autism Society or the local chapter if your state for starters to find out about financial help. Start with Medicaid and ask them or the Autism Society about the various medicati waivers that are available and are needs based. I know of a family who are VERY well off and their child is on medicaid..so it can be done. Check to see if you have such a thing in your state as a Community Center Board or a Regional Center. These are organizations that are funded and help all ages of people with developmental disabilities.: I have an 8 year old high functioning autistic son. He is one of three children. Because of his autism, it is nearly impossible for me to work outside the home. He just can't handle the changes that take place when I am out of the home. Our problem is that my husband is the only one working and we can't hardley survive.
: Is there any financial aid out there to help us keep our home? Obviously, I'm new to this and I am not aware of the resources available. Can anyone out there help me? I also need to ask any parents out there---how do I tell my son he is autistic? He is just now realizing that he is different. There is children at school
: laughing at him because of his facial expressions and the way he talks and walks. He wants to know why they are laughing at him. It is breaking my heart and I don't know what to say to him. He cries and says it hurts his feelings. I don't know what to do or say. He is in public schools and like I said before, he is
: high functioning which makes him aware that he is different and it hurts him so bad. Help! Sheila