Autism & Financial Concerns

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This article is intended to help adults with AS to analyze employability, plan for any reasonable remediation of weaknesses, and identify the characteristics of jobs where adults with AS are most likely to feel comfortable and succeed.
Kate Collins-Wooley
Parents with challenging children and adults with serious difficulties can have trouble securing gainful employment. There are some programs available that may provide you or your family with direct financial support.
Mitzi Waltz
Planning for the unthinkable allows you to take control of your child's emotional and financial security. It will also give you peace of mind to know that your child will be cared for in the way you intended.
To qualify for benefits, you must first have worked in jobs covered by Social Security. Then you must have a medical condition that meets Social Security's definition of disability.
Social Security Administration
When you choose an insurance company or HMO, do your best to assess its attitude toward PDD's in advance. You may be surprised at what you learn.
Mitzi Waltz
"We had some employees come forward and identify a need for us," said Mike Cochran, Microsoft's Benefit Manager. "And based on that need, we took a very close look at this disease and felt it made sense to offer this as a benefit."
KOMO 1000 News
Microsoft covers about three years' worth of ABA treatments for each autistic child. Because the software company is self-insured, Microsoft can make its own decisions about which medical conditions to cover.
Beth Taylor

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