Michelle - posted on 01/12/2012 ( 11 moms have responded )
First off I hope that it's okay that I join this group. My son is not autistic but he does have sensory integration issues. I know that's common enough in autistic kids that maybe you all could be a big help to me. I joined the SPD community but it's not very active so it's sometimes difficult to find answers to my questions. So thank you in advance if this is okay. I worked in education for 10 years so I actually have quite a bit of experience with autistic kids.
Anyway I was wondering if anyone else was having any trouble with their insurance in covering things like OT, speech, and food groups. We are fighting with the insurance constantly. To date they've only covered 6 months of OT and that's it. I was so happy when he got a spot in the food group at the OT center and then crushed when insurance rejected it. We ended up paying for it while we file an appeal. My one year old daughter is starting to show signs of sensory integration disorder as well so it's getting even more important to find some way to get the insurance to work with us. I would appreciate anything you have to share as I am attempting to navigate the insurance minefield.