I have a wondeful young adult on spectrum and has many capacities as well as differences and disabilities. Challenges in terms of independent living skills .
What I can I set up for the future
* What are the different kinds of trust options ( special needs trust or other trusts)? I'm older . *What kind of lawyer would I look for? Are there any recommendations?
*Any organizations that could be of support ?
*special needs trust versus another kind of trust ?
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Hello everyone! This is my first time posting to this forum, but I've been a long time lurker. ;) I have a 6-year-old daughter who was diagnosed with Autism 2 years ago. She also has OCD and a healthy dose of anxiety. We have struggled with sensory processing issues for years, including auditory, olfactory, and tactile sensitivities. Getting dressed and staying dressed, in particular, is one of our biggest challenges. I know we are far from alone, and the options for dressing our sensitive… read more
Our toddler has been diagnosed recently. We currently live in New York City, however, due to our job we may need to relocate to Northern/Central New Jersey or South Florida (Miami Metro). What area has the best early intervention program for toddlers? Also, we are considering getting another job to avoid moving from NYC, if it turns out NYC will be the best option for our child. Thank you very much for your suggestions.
Now, families who previously established 529 college savings accounts, which can also grow tax-free, are wondering if they should transfer that money to one of the ABLE programs offered by a growing list of state governments. While recently passed tax legislation makes it possible to directly roll over funds from a 529 into ABLE, the answer is probably “no,” unless there’s a compelling need to make those college savings directly accessible by the beneficiary.
The new law, part… read more
also how much should I give for a 40 lb 3 year old? THanks.
I took my daughter (28) for her work capability assessment and the doctor chose to focus on her diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia totally overlooking her autism diagnosis . I have raised a complaint with dwp as her schizophrenia is under control with her meds and her autism affects her daily life more was I correct ?
Hi everyone, I am new here and am looking for a MAPS or GAPS doctor in the Melbourne or surrounding areas. Does anyone have one or know of one?
This article describes successful programs that may not be able to continue if changes are not made in Pennsylvania
http://chestnuthilllocal.com/blog/2012/07/25/au.... I am interested in providing info to DPW and the PA Legislature, so that they realize this should not happen. Many PWA are functioning optimally in the current programs and will be seriously harmed by institutionalization. On the basis of cost to the State,alone, the existing programs cost about $100,000 less per year than… read more
My son was recently offically diagnoised with level 1 autism or mild autism and for his treatment plan, the Doctor would like to start him on ABA therapy. I was wondering if anyone in the Las Vegas area knew which institution or company had the best ABA program?
I am looking to relocate to NJ area(Morris county or Mount Olive or Basking Ridge Or Bridgewater).Wondering if there are any schools in this Above mentioned areas in NJ, that have good public schools that cater to autism ABA and if the public schools have good IEP’s (Current IEP is not good , not much IEP updates from school and main stream opportunities)?
My son is 7 years and Vocal, High functioning(Mild autism), lagging social communication
Appreciate if you could help us on this.