My last question was really confusing and I didn't ask it well. I am new and I apologize for any inconvience. Anyway, the therapies and biomedical treatments are very costly for my son who has PDD and is 5 yrs. old. I live in NY and was wondering if anyone knew of any state and/or federal aide that families can get to maintain services out side of school since it is rarely covered by insurance.Answer Question
You should check Early Intervention for your area. I know he is too old for it, but they can give you referrals for programs that can help you. Here in Texas, our MHMR, Mental Heath Mental Retardation center has helped us immensely. I don't know if your area has one, but you can look it up on Google. Also, see if he qualifies for both medicaid/medical/medicare.. I don't know what it's called in New York, but our son qualified for medicaid out here. Most importantly, apply for SSI. Call the 800 number, or go to the site and look up how to apply. Anytime you apply for anything, make sure you have plenty of copies of ALL diagnoses for your child, as well as birth certificate and SS card.
Answer by NightPhoenix at 11:30 PM on Nov. 19, 2009
Answer by missanc at 8:49 AM on Nov. 20, 2009