How to Pay for a Child with Special Needs
The New Year brings many changes, and one of them may be your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting. If you have one coming up, you and the rest of the IEP team will sit down together to make sure the IEP meets your child’s needs. The READ MORE
Surviving a Divorce with a Special Needs Child
Going through a divorce is tough. What makes it even more difficult is to survive one when you have a special needs child. If you are the custodial parent, you quickly realize that it is all up to you—your child’s health, education and long-term planning READ MORE
Overwhelmed by the System? Tips to Make It Easier.
Your child has special needs, and you’re struggling with what that means, how to best help him or her, and how you will be able to handle it all financially. Your emotions are swirling and suddenly you have to decode the foreign language of IHSS and IEPs. READ MORE
Tackling the Massive Cost of Care for a Child with Special Needs
If you are a parent of a child with special needs, you may suffer from constantly worrying that you don’t have enough money to provide the best care for your child—or you fear that you will face bankruptcy from all the bills. Diagnoses such as cerebral READ MORE
The Hardest Parts of Being a Special Needs Parent
Being a parent is tough. Let’s face it, your life has changed dramatically. But parenting a child with special needs brings additional challenges—ones you weren’t expecting, and others you find are absolutely devastating. Even more disconcerting, are READ MORE
After the IEP: Ways to Get Financial Help
If you are a parent with a special needs child, you know how expensive life can be. Deciding to spend money on a service for your child can sometimes mean not using that money on another need for your family. There are a countless number of choices you must READ MORE
10 Great Resources for Parents of Children with Autism
According to the latest statistics, 1 in 88 children are on the autistic spectrum, including 1 in 54 boys. It’s a disorder that’s still not entirely understood, and even within the community of parents of children with autism and educators who work with READ MORE
Can I Get Paid to Take Care of my Child with Autism?
Raising children is financially difficult for many families, but particularly for parents of children with autism. More than forty percent of families with a child with special needs report experiencing significant financial stress. Thirty percent of parents READ MORE