Christi - posted on 08/22/2010 ( 27 moms have responded )
my son was diagnosed with mild autism or pdd two days ago and while it really shocked us, we are trying to get him all the help he needs. our insurance is self funding which means they don't have to cover his aba therapy. my son is enrolled in eci and a treamtent center i talked to today said that they have to cover his therapy. is that true?
my next question is how do i apply for medicaid, what will we have to pay for it, and what all will they cover for my son and how much will we need to pay for his therapy? we are literally barely scraping by and now since he is going to require therapy almost daily, i will not be going to work anytime soon. if we apply for medicaid, can we also receive social security diability checks or is medicaid all we can get and if he is on medicaid does that mean that he can no longer be on our insurance? i am really confused and need some answers fast so i know what course of action to take to ensure he gets the help he needs asap. he is 20 months and we live in dallas, texas if that helps any. thank you!!!