Ross, “I’m Fine”

Providing for your child and offering him the very best therapies and support that he needs in order for his development are already a challenge for any special needs parent.

But, to add to the challenge is the absurd preparation it takes in seeking insurance that will cover his required therapy and preparing an authorization for xx amount of hours for services.

This year we had two options for CR to cover his ABA therapy services. We chose to leave the ever so ridiculous insurance provider that I will not mention name but appealed ALL YEAR long due to reduction in hours because in their eyes after the magic age of 7 you no longer face new autism challenges OR development success gains and your hours should only dwindle away.

We went with a NEW carrier and today, at 12 pm central time, our BCBA will be requesting for a six-month authorization at 40 hours.

While preparing this morning we found a little humor in this Friends video…

Please send happy vibes or say a prayer today.

Click below:

Friends Video

Published by mamalamaneustupa

Bio My name is Shelley Neustupa. I am a mother of two cool boys and a wife of 22 years to my high school sweetheart. My oldest son attends the University of Oklahoma. Boomer! My youngest is in 2nd grade and was diagnosed with Autism and Mixed Receptive Expressive Disorder at age 2. Since his diagnosis, I promised him I would advocate and educate as hard as he works each day in therapy. I began writing and have been able to touch many parents that may be new to this journey providing them with actual experiences (not candy coated), support and resources through my entries. Writing is my therapy and my hope one day that my nonverbal son will be able to take these diaries and speak about his own journey and how autism relates to his own experiences. Who knows he and his older brother may become National Speaker’s one day? Come along on our journey to better understand our lives through the eyes of a boy with autism, his Skilled Companion dog Jude, his big brother (and best friend) and mom and dad. My raw vulnerability captures the everyday moments of our journey and will bring even more awareness. A week does not go by where we do not learn something new about ourselves and I want to share these chapters with you. My Sons Undeniable Strengths… Extremely smart and figures out things quickly. Has a memory that allows him to remember more things than I could ever hope for. Persuasive by his personality and sheepish looks. Overabundance of stamina and strength. Loves the outdoors. Enjoys life and always has fun with an unforgettable smile. You can find us here: Writer: Autism Through His Eyes Facebook Instagram YouTube Pinterest Canine Companions for Independence News Interview Cody and Skilled Companion Jude - Our Story

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