Christi - posted on 01/16/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )
We were denied Medicaid last week for our son and now I don't know what to do. Our insurance will not cover his ABA because Texas has an opt-out clause which is, excuse my launguage, bullshit. There are no centers around her that will do it probono and we can in no way afford to pay out of pocket. The cheapest I have found is 800 a month!!! That is our rent and with only one person working it is impossible to come up with that kind of money. My son has improved alot with ECI and home ABA therapy, but he needs the professional ABA therapy badly. He also needs sensory therapy as his sensory needs have gotten so much more complex. He finally tried a new food the other day only to projectle vomit it right back up. I am frustrated beyond frustration and I know my son is too. He is trying so hard and he is so smart, but I can't get the help he needs. I am trying to do the best I can for him and it is so upsetting when everywhere you turn, no one is willing to help you or you don't qualify for help. I have prayed until my knees hurt, begged people for help, yes, begged, reached out to my husband's work to change their policy so my son can get the help he needs, I have even written the damn President! I just do not understand how something as common as Autism that effects so many people cannot be covered my insurance or have more resources available to help families in my situation.
Sorry, just had to vent a little. I go insane trying to figure out ways to get the help my son needs and at the end of the day I my brain is fried and all I can do is cry.