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Old 04-03-2008, 05:23 PM   #4
maebelle maebelle is offline
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Smile Re: Autism So many question and very little answers.

My heart goes out to you.My son is autistic.I am curious as to the type of DR that diagnosed your son?When my son was 3 two different neurologists made the diagnosis.He said a few words by age 4.When he was almost 7 he finally began to speak some sentences.My son is now 18.
Autism has been covered under are medical insurance as a neurological disorder.You need to look into your insurance.
Of course now days it would not shock me for medical insurance to try to opt out of this coverage and claim it as a mental disorder.
Early intervention in regards to education is vital.You are on the right path!You as a parent have rights under the Special education Laws.These rights include speech,occupational and other therapy that the public school MUST provide at NO additional cost to you!
If they fail to provide the services needed they Must Pay for outside sources.
My best advice would be to get a disability advocate to help you with resourses etc...They charge no fee and are wonderful.Hope this helps.MB