In May 2010 our son was diagnosed with Aspergers and I have spent the past 8 months feeling like I am stuck in a really bad version of groundhog day.
There are services available for children with Autism and yet they always seem to be out of our reach. Whether it’s the local regional center, the school district or health insurance everyone wants to point the finger somewhere else. We have been able to get insurance approval for some ABA therapy but of course it was not even close to what was requested. Unfortunately, the big looser in all this is our children!
Recently Wrightslaw posted this video on their Facebook Page and I felt like it gave a small insight into the political joke that parents of special needs children can get stuck in.
Created by the Special Ed law firm Frankel & Kershenbaum (http://davefrankel.com), this video is “A satirical and slightly sarcastic look at a typical conversation between the parent of a child with special needs and an official from the school district who isn’t quite getting it.”