Do Not Make Families Pay for IPP Services

ALERT! Do Not Make Families Pay For IPP Services Many families receive behavioral health treatment and other therapies for their children through their health insurance. The Lanterman Act requires regional centers to reimburse families for co-pays, co-insurance and deductibles when those services are in the child’s IPP (or IFSP). The Legislature is considering amending the…

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Family Planet Summer Camp Article

Summer is approaching and for many families, it is time to begin thinking of summer activities to keep their child’s mind and body active.  Summer camps can be a great opportunity to open the door to many new experiences for your child.  Social, emotional, and physical growth can all be fantastic benefits your child can…

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Autism Walk

The 2012 Autism walk will be held on October 13! Visit the web site below to register with our team, Autism Behavior Services, Inc., or to make a donation. Thank you for your support! http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1016254

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Sensory Friendly Films

Spread the word! The Autism Society and AMC Theatres bring you Sensory Friendly Films. Check out this link to learn more http://bit.ly/Sensory_Films     Here’s what one of our famalies had to say: “I took my 4yr old daughter, Aylee, to the AMC Sensory Friendly film, Finding Nemo at Downtown Disney on Sept. 22nd. It was an amazing…

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The Almost Never-Ending Question

By: Leslie Crucil, author of “You Dont Need To Know That”- The Saga of Sammy, Tate Publishing Fortunately for us, The Almost Never-Ending Question almost never comes up any more! But for about two years, it was a daily occurrence that usually ended with Sammy in tears and me on my last nerve. It sounded…

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Autism Rates…

The number of children with autism in the United States continues to rise, according to a new report released Thursday (March 29, 2012) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The latest data shows that 1 in 88 American children have some form of an autism spectrum disorder. That is a 78% increase…

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One Family’s Journey

6 year old Michael did not fall asleep until 11:40PM; he had taken his medication (that is supposed to calm him and put him to sleep) at 7:40PM, to be in bed and asleep by 8PM. Instead, he threw his toys in his room, kicked and banged the walls, and rolled screaming, down the stairs…

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