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

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? (more…)

How Much Can I Make as an IHSS Provider?

If you’re struggling financially to raise your child with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, or another disability, there are resources to help you. 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 his disability. But, how much can you make as an IHSS provider?


Frequently Asked Questions About IHSS During COVID-19

The state of California provides a helpful program called In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) for parents of children with special needs such as autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy or another disability. Especially for those of you who have had to stop working in order to take care of your child, IHSS allows you to get paid every month as your child’s caretaker. And since Governor Newsom declared a State of Emergency in California as a result of the threat of the COVID-19 virus in March of this year, there are many frequently asked questions about IHSS during COVID-19.


What is In-Home Support Services (IHSS) Protective Supervision?

If you are raising a child with a developmental disability, such as autism, Down syndrome or cerebral palsy, you might be eligible for IHSS Protective Supervision, which allows financial support of up to $3,000 per month. Protective Supervision is part of the In-Home Support Services (IHSS) program in California and helps parents and guardians of children with special needs to apply for funding.