Monday, November 25, 2013

Autism Benefits in Colorado

At the end of October of this year, I gave a news interview to KOAA regarding the troubling reduced ABA autism benefits in Colorado come 2014.

We have an autism mandate here in Colorado of $34,000 per year per kid, until the age of 9 and $12,000 from 9-12. This translated into 1747 sessions per year per kid for my children.

Come 2014, thanks for the "affordable" care act, Colorado has translated $34,000 per year per kid into 550 sessions per year per kid at 25 minutes a session. This doesn't even come close to what we received before.

I was informed today by the news reporter, Maddie, that on December 2, DORA will hold a meeting to discuss changing the ABA limits. I am excited and I will be there.

Cari Brown, a mother from Fort Collins, CO saw the interview and contacted Maddie. She also started a petition to get the ABA rules changed: 

Please sign this and share it. If you can and are available, please come to the meeting on December 2nd at 1 pm. Meeting will be held at 1560 Broadway, Ste 850, Denver CO 80202.

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