Affording Autism will be a month long series that looks at the logistics of paying for the things our children with autism require that insurance either doesn’t cover or doesn’t cover enough. Waiting lists for assistance can be years long. There are therapies, respite care, personal hygiene items or sensory items needed to help our children function. A family can go into debt trying to help their child navigate their many needs. It is my prayer that this series will help families avoid that path by finding innovative as well as frugal ways to help their child at home.
We jokingly refer to Logan as our house. You see, we have spent enough on his needs to have purchased a house outright. I’ve heard stories of other families emptying out their 401ks and other retirement accounts. Sold their homes and possessions to pay for items that their child or children need. Let’s start a revolution of people who find innovative ways to help our children while not breaking the bank at the same time.
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- Using conferences to learn how to help your child with autism
- Respite care on a dime
- Paying for therapies using grants and charity organizations
- Eating GFCF on a budget
- Sensory brushing and joint compressions
- Hiring & affording in home help
- Traveling to Specialists on a dime
- At home speech program
- Getting relatives to help without a fight
- Affordable apps to help with autism
- DIY sensory room without breaking the bank
- How to pay for summer camp for autism
- Tax deductions for autism
- DIY sensory bins
- Home Occupational Therapy For Autism
- DIY weighted vests
- 9 places to get social skills therapy on the cheap
- Using games to help teach your child with autism