IHSS – Financial aid for families dealing with autism

by Dele

I was aware that IHSS was available for senior citizens, but I was recently informed that it can also be of benefit to families in the autism community as well. For qualified families, the state pays an individual caregiver to stay home and care for a developmentally disabled child (please note that caregivers do not [...]

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The sensory spot, producing affordable sensory chews and sensory blankets

by Dele

A family run business, Gavin and sarah the owners have over 20 years experience between them in Autism care and education as well as having a son with Autism. As a result they have put their skills to use producing sensory products that are simple yet affordable. “Our son has always been very sensory in [...]

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California to require health insurers to cover autism treatment

by Dele

Health insurance companies in California will be required to cover treatment for autism under a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday. The measure, written by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, requires health care service plan contracts and health insurance policies, with few exceptions, to provide coverage for behavioral health treatment [...]

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METLIFE CENTER FOR SPECIAL NEEDS PLANNING BASIC FINANCIAL GUIDANCE FOR CAREGIVERS

by Dele

Below are 10 steps to help caregivers get started in preparing for the financial future of their dependent with special needs. Each circumstance is unique, so caregivers should consider their own situation carefully. 1. Plan for future medical, educational and housing needs for your dependent. Start by thinking about what your dependent’s needs will be [...]

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Understanding Lab Testing in Autism Workshop – What Do Parents Need to Know?

by Dele

Are you confused by all of the conflicting information you find online about medical testing and autism?  Get the facts straight with Dr. Marianne Trevorrow, ND: Click Here to Read More!

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Rapid Development Therapy Cayman Islands (RDTCI)

by Dele

Rapid Development Therapy Cayman Islands (RDTCI) is a dolphin-assisted therapy program for children and adults with autism, Asperger’s, and other special needs and development issues. RDTCI helps participants rapidly improve in all areas of development using traditional therapy (physical, occupational, speech, etc) combined with a unique and exciting motivator – dolphins. We’re located in a [...]

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The Southern California DIR®/Floortime* Regional Institute

by Dele

The Regional Institute will be conducted over the course of the 2011-2012 academic year.  It provides interdisciplinary training that fulfills a portion of the requirements for the DIR®/Floortime Certificate, for DIR®B and DIR®C 1 and 2 candidates. It also provides training for Floortime Players. This Institute is open to professionals from all disciplines. A complete description [...]

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Anthem, Blue Shield to cover therapy for autistic children!

by Dele

WELL, IF YOU HAVEN’T HEARD THE GREAT NEWS YET….. Two of California’s largest health insurers have agreed to pay for costly behavioral therapy for thousands of autistic children — services the companies have long resisted covering. Under pressure from regulators, Blue Shield of California and Anthem Blue Cross said they would pick up the initial [...]

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