This blog is a way of sharing the information and resources that have helped me to recover my son Roo from an Autism Spectrum Disorder. What I have learned is to view our symptoms as the results of underlying biological cause, which can be identified and healed. I say "our symptoms" because I also have a neuro-immune disorder called Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

And, of course, I am not a doctor (although I have been known to impersonate one while doing imaginative play with my son)- this is just our story and information that has been helpful or interesting to us. I hope it is helpful and interesting to you!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Financial Help for Therapy

Lend4Health coordinatess interest-free micro loans from individuals in the community.  Loan terms are worked out on a case-by-case basis.  Families seeking loans write a brief explanation of how much money theya re seeking and what it will be used for.

Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) has a Family Scholarship program for members.  Membership is free.

Generation Rescue has a grant program called The Rescue Family Grant Program, which is available to families who are new to biomedical intervention (previous experience with GF/CF diet is okay).  It includes doctors visits, dietary intervention training, and money for supplements to get a family started.

ACT  Today- Autism Care and Treatment
provides grants to families in need to cover treatment for ASDs.  They are currently trying to raise funds to hep military families in particular who have limited access to services.

The National Autism Association has a program called Helping Hand which provides financial assistance in the form of grants to families in desperate need of funds to pay for autism treatment (includes things such as therapy, supplements, and biomedical treatments).

Aid for Autistic Children Foundation provides debt relief and financial planning services for families so that they can focus on the needs of a family member with autism.

The Golden Fund for Autism

Insurance Help

Insurance Reference for Military Families (from the ARI website)

 Insurance Help for Autism (for California residents)

(for Oregon residents)

Help with getting insurance coverage from the TACA site

Current State of Insurance Legislation in Various States