Alice - posted on 03/18/2011 ( 14 moms have responded )
I have six year old twins with moderate autism. They are very sweet, but quite delayed, with no understanding of danger, and so far, usually unable to follow directions.
We are living in Texas, and are on a nine year waiting list for any public services/funds.
When I used to live in Massachusetts, I had the impression there was more help for families like ours. I used to provide respite for a little boy, and they paid me with some sort of state moniey.
Do most other states help you out somewhat, without having to wait ten or more years? There is a medicaid buy-in program. If we pay 80 dollars a month, I think medicaid would work with our insurance company to cover more (only medical expenses, I believe)
Thanks in advance!