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Are there a lot of services for your child where you live?

Posted by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 11:56 PM
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Do you live in rural area or urban or suburban--do you live in town, city, or out in country

I live in a rural small city--  There are some services--he has to go to a school about 15 minutes away (next town over)because our school district don't have a program for children with multiple disability needs, like they have agencies here for intellectual disabilities and disruptive behavior but to specify in his cerebral palsy I travel two hours and I travel 1.5 hrs for the main specialists--Now primary doctor who is in our city works with main specialists--also he has others here like for his leg braces--but if they are booked up we travel 40 minutes to the next bigger city for their other office, We also have to go to that city (40 minutes away) for his wheelchair repairs and his eye specialist--

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LisaIrene
by on Feb. 9, 2012 at 1:12 AM

I am I behavior therapist for children with special needs and I can tell you that from what I know there are programs where a therapist will come to your home to provide therapy and its government funded. Have you gone through BABYNET???

sweetangie79
by on Feb. 9, 2012 at 1:28 AM
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My ds gets all of his at school. 

JeneneRose
by on Feb. 9, 2012 at 1:57 AM
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We live in what is called "village of ____" Its a small town with about 10 blocks of house a small gas station, small market and an elementry school about 15-20 min drive to a bit larger town w/ the high school and a hand full more of elementry schools. There is a county hospital there as well, and that is where Lifeson sees his pedi. and his leg brace doc come to the hospital once every 2 weeks. All of his specialist are an almost 4hr drive away. He gets his PT and OT in home throught the birth-three program, but once he turns 3 ive been told that his therapies would be done by the school, but his pedi already was talking to me about that because his pedi feels that Lifeson would be to fragile to be in a school and it would be to risky to have him exposed to all the posible germs there. So he told me that he could write a request to the school and his therapies would be done in home by the therapist of the school or an contacted therapist the school would contract. Im not sure all the detail on how that will work or if it would but his pedi said he did it for another family and was letting us know our options.
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Elayna90
by on Feb. 9, 2012 at 3:57 AM
I live about 5-10 minutes from the city and we get all of our services from there.
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darbyakeep45
by Darby on Feb. 9, 2012 at 6:02 AM
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We live in a city, and there are plenty of services for Brady here:)  He gets his therapy and school all within 20 minutes from my house, and the hospital is about 45 minutes away.  There are other hospitals much closer, but those don't have the specialities that he needs.

darbyakeep45
by Darby on Feb. 9, 2012 at 6:03 AM

True...Early Intervention is government funded, and they will come to your house, but ONLY up to the age of 3...at least in the state of Virginia it's that way.  My son is in ABA therapy, but that is NOT covered by the state...my insurance pays for that, and they do come to my house.

Quoting LisaIrene:

I am I behavior therapist for children with special needs and I can tell you that from what I know there are programs where a therapist will come to your home to provide therapy and its government funded. Have you gone through BABYNET???


lifeisajoy
by on Feb. 9, 2012 at 6:12 PM

yes know about that service--thank you though--I too was a BSC--

Quoting LisaIrene:

I am I behavior therapist for children with special needs and I can tell you that from what I know there are programs where a therapist will come to your home to provide therapy and its government funded. Have you gone through BABYNET???


lifeisajoy
by on Feb. 9, 2012 at 6:15 PM

yes it seems further traveling for people living in more rural areas or small cities that don't have all the services as large city does-especially the main specialists

Quoting JeneneRose:

We live in what is called "village of ____" Its a small town with about 10 blocks of house a small gas station, small market and an elementry school about 15-20 min drive to a bit larger town w/ the high school and a hand full more of elementry schools. There is a county hospital there as well, and that is where Lifeson sees his pedi. and his leg brace doc come to the hospital once every 2 weeks. All of his specialist are an almost 4hr drive away. He gets his PT and OT in home throught the birth-three program, but once he turns 3 ive been told that his therapies would be done by the school, but his pedi already was talking to me about that because his pedi feels that Lifeson would be to fragile to be in a school and it would be to risky to have him exposed to all the posible germs there. So he told me that he could write a request to the school and his therapies would be done in home by the therapist of the school or an contacted therapist the school would contract. Im not sure all the detail on how that will work or if it would but his pedi said he did it for another family and was letting us know our options.


i.heart.myboys
by on Feb. 9, 2012 at 6:55 PM
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This is the same for us. We are so blessed when it comes to the services we have!!

Quoting darbyakeep45:

We live in a city, and there are plenty of services for Brady here:)  He gets his therapy and school all within 20 minutes from my house, and the hospital is about 45 minutes away.  There are other hospitals much closer, but those don't have the specialities that he needs.

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lifeisajoy
by on Feb. 9, 2012 at 8:41 PM

now in our state-my kiddo 18 and receives behavior therapy in home, community, and school and his medical assistance pay for that--now I don't have insurance and my husband can't get kids on his but if we had insurance for our kiddo they would go through our insurance first and then use his medical assistance-that is how our state works-(PA here)

Quoting darbyakeep45:

True...Early Intervention is government funded, and they will come to your house, but ONLY up to the age of 3...at least in the state of Virginia it's that way.  My son is in ABA therapy, but that is NOT covered by the state...my insurance pays for that, and they do come to my house.

Quoting LisaIrene:

I am I behavior therapist for children with special needs and I can tell you that from what I know there are programs where a therapist will come to your home to provide therapy and its government funded. Have you gone through BABYNET???



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