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Unread 06-30-2006, 04:50 PM   #97
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Originally Posted by themrs
Sandy, It will be great to hear more from a mom that has lived with it for much longer than most of the rest of us. I'm sure you will have lots of great support for us.

Dorinda, I can't wait to hear about some of the things you are learning. Unlike most of the others I have heard about, we get no special help for our kids. We sent them to an occupational therapist in January at the suggestion of my sons Kindergarten teacher and that is when we first heard of Sensory Itegragtion Disorder and Aspergers. We had just the 2 boys going once a week, but the insurance only pays 30 percent and by March we had racked up over 1200.00 in OT bills. We had to stop taking them. My neighbor has a boy that is exactly like my 4 year old and he gets all kids of special programs, social programs ect.... they get it all for free. We make just enough to not qualify for any help, but not enough to pay for it on our own. Any info you could share with me would be great!!
What state are you in? I'm just asking because once we received the offical autism diagnosis, in PA we were eligible for state assistance insurance for David and with the diagnosis they can not base it on your income. I'm really thankful for that because we would have made too much to qualify for the extra help but not enough to be able to afford all the special therapy he received. The state assistance insurance covered all speach, OT, DT and the period where we had an aid assisting him at daycare. Our regular insurance would not have covered anything. Please look into this to see if this is an option in your state. Good luck!
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