My sister gets SSD for her autistic daughter and gets 450$ a month. She is in therapy to help her behaviors and to try to give her some skills and education to have a normal life. Her current therapies cost about 200$ a month, since my sister is on state assistance as well and some of the therapies are covered by that. My niece is almost entirely non-verbal and non-communicative. She can speak a little, but refuses to bother and isn't encouraged. She says one word things and expects you to understand what she wants, then throws a fit if you don't understand her. Her words are very difficult to understand, but could be greatly improved with speech therapy. Instead of paying 150$ a month (which is what they quoted to my sister as what it would actually cost) that she already gets for her therapies, my sister prefers to spend the "extra" money on clothes shopping and her daily latte'. I would think that any responsible mother would rather her child learn all the abilities she can than get a 5$ coffee every day. I just found out that her therapist suggested she also get the speech therapies, and my sister said she didn't need it. Hello? The kid can't hardly talk and she's 5!!!!!!!!!!
Asked by Anonymous at 11:16 AM on May. 18, 2011 in General Parenting
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