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Does Autism Qualify as a Disability in Regard to Financial Benefits?

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Each child with autism is different, and the impact their condition has on their life will depend on many factors. These will include the severity of their condition, any additional diagnoses, such as a learning disability or a mental health problem, and whether they display any challenging behavior. But does autism qualify as a disability in regard to getting financial benefits? Read More

Should I File a Due Process Complaint Against My Child’s School?

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If you are the parent of a child who has autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, or another type of disability, you are your child’s best advocate to get him or her educational services. During the Covid-19 pandemic, many special education services have been modified to incorporate online learning and other changes. If you believe your child is not getting the services he or she needs according to the IEP, you can file a complaint through a due process hearing. But should you file a due process complaint against the school? Read More

How to Handle This School Year as a Parent of a Child with Special Needs

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If your child has autism, Down syndrome or another disability, you are probably receiving services from the school district for special education services. But how is it going in regard to the Covid-19 pandemic and remote learning? The school system is tough to navigate on a regular basis, and this year, it’s even tougher. That’s why it’s important to find out how to handle this school year as a parent of a child with special needs.

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What Financial Help Can I Get for My Child with Autism?

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Having a child with autism can put a lot of strain on you and your family. You might need to spend a lot of time helping your child with daily tasks, along with making sure he gets the educational services he needs as well as any occupational, behavioral, and life skills therapy. This can be very stressful and exhausting, not to mention economically demanding. What if you cannot work full-time because you need to take care of your child? What kind of financial help can you get for your child with autism?

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Are You Ready for Your IHSS Home Assessment Interview?

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If you are a parent of a child with special needs like autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, or another disability, can apply for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS). In California, this is a program that provides financial assistance and grants up to $3,000 per month for you to stay at home as your child’s caretaker, while receiving an hourly wage to take care of your child. Part of the application process is an assessment by a state case representative. But are you ready for your IHSS home assessment interview?

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