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How Do I Apply for In-Home Support Services (IHSS)?

How do I apply for IHSSIf you raising a child with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, or another disability, you may qualify for financial help with In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS). IHSS is a California program provided by the government that offers financial support for people who take care of children with special needs. While a variety of benefits are available, the most important for families of children with special needs is “Protective Supervision.” The biggest question about getting these benefits is: How do I apply for IHSS?

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How Much Does IHSS Pay in California?

How Much Does IHSS Pay in California?

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’ve recently learned that your child has a disability, there are many steps you can take to give her a happy, healthy, and rewarding life. And if your family is struggling financially, you may be eligible to receive benefits such as In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS). This funding can be used to meet your child’s daily needs and can help pay the expenses associated with her disability. But, how much does IHSS pay in California?

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My Child Has Autism. Can I Get Financial Benefits?

If your child has been diagnosed with autism, it can be difficult emotionally and mentally. In addition, raising a child with autism can take a substantial financial toll on your family. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, it can cost between $67,000 per year and $72,000 per year in direct medical and nonmedical expenses to care for a child with autism. This can mean paying extra for doctor appointments, medications, therapy, special education, and child care. It is tough to pay for all these things if you don’t have the money. However, your child with autism may be eligible for financial benefits.
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How to Support Children with Autism During Awareness Month

 

 

 

Lighting it up blue for World Autism Awareness celebrated each year in April is our way of supporting children and individuals with autism. Autism awareness activities increase world knowledge of autism and impart information about the importance of early diagnosis and intervention. Additionally, we celebrate the unique talents and skills of those with autism around the world during this time of the year.

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Is There Financial Help for Single Parents with a Special Needs Child?

single parent IHSS special needsParenting as a single parent is difficult under any circumstances, but when your child has special needs, there’s an even greater level of struggle. The challenges are multiplied, and if there is no support from the other parent, you’re on your own to manage the care of your child, whether he has autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, or another disability, and your other children as well. It’s a huge responsibility, and even though you want to do the best you can for your child, as a single parent, you face circumstances that could cause you to burn out faster than families who share the day-to-day responsibilities and demands of special needs parenting.

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