My son who is 3 has serious delays; his speech is at a 16 month level and due to it has behavioral issues. When we lived in miami,Fla unfortunately the state wouldn't pay for mason's special ed speech classes and bills me$ 2,000 every 2wks; I've fought it and the state of FL told me that speech isn't a disability in their budget it's just an unfortunate inconvenience. My mom has even stepped up and has been trying to help me but we're both going to run broke from it.
I just moved back to NJ and I'm trying to get the ball rolling with putting him in the Early intervention program in my town in New Jersey. I can't afford 1,000 dollars a week like FL charged so mason won't be able to go to school til we get him in EIP program.
I feel like the FL speech place is ripping me off to be honest. Does anyone else think so? Is it normal for intensive speech therapy for child with disabilities to be 1000 a week for 5 days a week for 2 hour sessions or are they taking advantage that I'm a 23 yrs old mom under a lot of pressure?
Because I have sadly been mistreated and people have have tried to take advantage of me because of my age and assumptions I'm uneducated because I had Mase at 19 years of age even though I have 2 jobs and a college degree :(
Answer by zoejains_momma at 10:09 AM on Apr. 21, 2011
Answer by JenzAmomOf2 at 10:29 AM on Apr. 21, 2011
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Answer by Anonymous at 11:47 AM on Apr. 21, 2011