We are looking for help in getting our autistic son Homepathic Care and ABA Therapy Services. First let me tell you a little about our son, Hunter is 4 years old and at the age of 2 1/2 he was diagnosed autistic when we noticed his language development stopped, he quit talking and began having violent behavior outbursts. He is a very sweet natured child and believe it or not he is affectionate he just has serious anxiety and sensory processing problems. He's incredibiliy sensitive to sound so he often sticks his fingers in his ears which upset the canals and inturn agiates him. We are currently on a single income that my husband provides working full time 7 days a week. He does everything he can to provide for us and we make ends meet but with Homeopathic Care and ABA Therapy we wont be able to make ends meet. Please take a few minutes and read the 2 plans we would like help with for our son below.
When Hunter was diagnosed we immediately got him speech, occupational and ABA therapy through the county and he was making great progress. When he turned 3 the county evaluated him for continued services and because he had only been in the program about 4 months they didn't have enough evidence that he needed continued care so they cut off the services and told us to go to the school district. We went to the school district and had him evaluated for "special preschool" but the problem they had was that because he has a lot of behavioral issues they needed him to have a one on one aid but they didn't have any currently available " due to budget cuts" but they said if one of us wanted to join him at school we could but at the time I had a newborn and my husband worked full time because I needed to be home with Hunter. So now we are receiving speech and occupational therapy but he needs ABA services at home. I found a lady that provides discounted therapy to families whose insurance doesn't pay for the services, she does work for a local company that provides services through insurance so we will be getting the same services minus the company. We are looking to get 8 hours a month , at $30/hour times 8 hours = $240/month times 12 months= $2880 a year.
We are also wanting to get Hunter a Homeopathic Doctor because I've read that a lot of his autistic symptoms can be relieved through homepathic treatment. We found a doctor locally that has experience with autism and is interested in helping him. During a phone interview with the doctor they gave me estimate costs for care, they are: $90 for initial consulation (kinda like a physical), $75 for each monthly visit ($75 x 12mos= $900) and for the supplies for the at home treatment (ie: supplements, herbs etc) they said approximately $50/month ($50/mo times 12mos= $600)
So that totals at about $4500/year, we are going to put our goal at $5000 just incase there are unforseen costs. Hunter is worth every penny these different types of care cost and I honestly wish we could afford it ourselves (we don't like asking for help) but we can't seem to find any other way to do it. We truly hope you are willing to help us help him, he has so much potential if we could ease his anxiety and get his behavior under control (he has a little brother who looks up to him) he would be an even happier little boy.
Thank you for taking the time to read our story and god bless