Autism on Public Assistance: Overview

Programs Overview SSI State Medicaid Medwaiver/Autism Waiver TANF – Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Food Stamps – SNAP WIC – Women, Infants and Children State Children’s Insurance Programs Head Start Free and Reduced Breakfast and Lunch Programs Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) ********************************************************** SSI www.ssa.gov Please check the full qualifying criteria. Who qualifies: Children […]

Teens with ASD: College

The future depends on what we do in the present. – Mahatma Gandhi Prepping your teens for college Yes, college is a real possibility for many with ASD. My daughter is a senior in high school this year and we’ve just begun the hunt for schools and scholarships. First word of advice? Start when your […]

Government Resources & Obligations: Selective Service Registration

All men must register for Selective Service (aka the Draft), even men with autism, unless they are institutionalized. Are disabled men, or men with medical conditions, required to register with Selective Service? The only process now in effect is that men between the ages of 18 and 26 register with Selective Service and keep their […]

Dependent Disabled Adults: Continuation of Private Health Care Coverage

Most states have laws which allow parents to continue health plan coverage for their disabled adult children, even past the point at which a child’s eligibility for dependent coverage would normally terminate because of their age. California law, for example, allows coverage to continue if the disabled child can’t support him or herself by work […]

Autism on Public Assistance

By Holly Bortfeld with help from Moira Giammatteo In an effort to help our families afford the treatments that can help their children, TACA introduced the very popular article series “Autism-On-A-Budget,” but with the worsening economy, we’ve been getting many more requests for help from families who are on, or considering, public assistance programs like Medicaid, […]