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Old 04-07-2012, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I am originally from Texas but moved away shortly after my daughter was dx with Autism. I moved to Nevada and after much digging did get some help from the Desert Regional Center ( although they have now cut the program due to the state budget cuts, but my daughter is grandfathered in). Anyway long story short is I am hoping to move back to Texas in the near future, most likely the Austin area and I don't recall what Texas has in place ( I paid everything out of pocket when we lived in Texas... I have exhausted all my financial resources since then so that is unlikely to happen again soon)
Are there organizations that help with financial assistance for autism treatments like ABA etc?

Also does Texas have the Katie Beckett waiver? Anyone know what I am talking about? help!
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:10 PM
 
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Nope, Texas does not have the Katie Beckett waiver. It is possible to get SSI if you qualify and then get medicaid even if you don't. If the child is between 2 and 8, insurance has to cover ABA therapy, but not if the company is self-insured.

I'm in the Houston area and there is very little help to pay for anything, but... we have been fortunate in having a good school district and good services from them. They don't do ABA though and my grandson is 8, so we are paying out of pocket for his social skills classes and his ABA summer camp. Still we would be paying for a summer camp if he was NT, so it's not that much more.
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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That's a complete bummer. I know here I did not qualify for SSI which is why we have Katie Becket. It is only based on the child's income... We are really wanting to move closer to my family in Texas, I have no support here in NV and am over this place REALLY! LoL
My daughter will be 8 in August so that is unfortunate. I believe she will continue to benefit from ABA for years to come.
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Nope, no funding and the list for services is about 7 yrs. Lots of private pay stuff in the Austin area but not sure what schools offer ABA.
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