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Can I Still Apply for IHSS During COVID-19 Quarantine?

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California State’s In-Home Supportive Services program (IHSS) provides a helpful program to get financial support every month if you are the parent of a child with special needs such as autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy or another disability. And if you have lost your job during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and now take care of your child in quarantine, disability benefits such as IHSS and Protective Supervision allow you to be employed as your child’s in-home caretaker. But can you still apply for IHSS during COVID-19 quarantine?

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Can I Get Financial Help for My Child with Autism if I Lost My Job Due to COVID-19?

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As a parent of a child who has autism, it is a common situation to struggle financially. There are health services to pay for, as well as therapies and equipment that are necessary for your child with special needs to lead a fulfilling life. And now due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), many parents have lost their full time jobs. But can you get financial help for your child with autism if you lost your job due to COVID-19?

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How to Survive Quarantine with Your Child with Special Needs

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Breaks from your normal life can offer great opportunities for extra fun and relaxed downtime for you and your child with special needs. However, with the coronavirus COVID-19 national emergency dragging on for an untold amount of time, time off can also create challenges for all parents and children. Disruption in your daily routine and an increase in unstructured moments for your child may result in low levels of motivation and higher levels of anxiety and stress. For you as a parent of a child with a disability like autism, these may seem magnified. Below are some helpful tips to help you survive these days during quarantine with your child with special needs.

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Coronavirus: Plan for Your Child with Special Needs’ Future

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Planning for your future financially is a challenge for everyone—but even more so for you if you are a parent of a child with special needs during this time. Many children with special needs are living longer, which puts you as a parent in a dangerous spot: who will take care of your child financially, physically and emotionally, long after you are gone? How do you prepare for your child with special needs’ future as the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic gets worse?

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How Do I Talk with My Child with Special Needs about Coronavirus?

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Children with special needs are bound to have questions about the new coronavirus—COVID-19. Especially with the increasing number of school-closure announcements, and news of the outbreak dominating headlines and social-media platforms, children are likely to be exposed to loads of information (and misinformation). They may react with emotions such as fear, worry, shock and grief. And if you have a child with special needs, he may respond in ways that are difficult to handle. And while we may not be able to shield our children from what is happening, there are plenty of ways to educate them and talk with your child with special needs about coronavirus without causing undue alarm.

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