Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Budget Cut Worries

Thoughtful House graph of autism epidemicImage via Wikipedia

Diver is expensive. He's in an expensive school. He requires expensive services. He just plain costs a lot. All of our ASD kids do. The average lifetime cost of care for a person with autism is $3.2 million. Every family struggling to care for a child on the autism spectrum is already under unprecedented financial strain. Now the economy is tanking and budgets are being slashed at every level; school, city, county, state, federal. My kiddo with AS gets services at every level. He needs these services. President Obama just signed the stimulus; "There you go. It's done," he said.

Keep your fingers crossed.
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1 comment:

  1. Yeah; I HAVE been worried about Arie and the services he needs.

    Heck; I've been worried about mySELF.