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    I'd get on one of the waiting lists now. You can always cancel later on if you find other solutions.
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    I put him.on both the wait lists. Lol

    I dont have very many friends and none that are OTs or who have taken their children to one. I am kind of running blind..


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    Some of the things we do at home with Dakota are:

    swinging (we have a swing system we installed in our family room so he can do this year round)
    jumping on the trampoline (also have a mini one for inside as well)
    bear hugs
    crab walk
    wheel barrow walking
    squishing him between 2 beanbags
    playing in whipped cream with his hands or shaving cream (if he doesn't like the texture he can wear gloves and use a brush to start and then work up to doing it without)

    I'll let you know if I can think of anything else.

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    I didn't realize you were so close! We live in Lakeland and use All Children's and St. Joseph's (doctors, no experience with therapists).

    I'm sorry that there is such a wait list for therapists. Have you called Child Find to have him tested through them? If not, that's what I'd recommend and he could possibly receive services through the school system as soon as August. You could also contact CARD or CFAI and they may be able to link you with some other therapists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alana*sMommy View Post
    Have you called Child Find to have him tested through them? If not, that's what I'd recommend and he could possibly receive services through the school system as soon as August. You could also contact CARD or CFAI and they may be able to link you with some other therapists.
    That's a good idea. We went through our school district and they helped Dakota a ton.

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    I just looked it up, and Florida has an Autism anti-discrimination law. Insurance companies are required to cover ABA services. Here's the article on CNN:
    http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/09/17...ion/index.html

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    ABA is perfect for any kid on the Autism spectrum, and in fact for any kid. It is based on the premise that every behavior serves a purpose. If a child engages in a behavior that you do not want them to engage in, you just figure out what purpose the behavior is serving (what they get out of it), and change your own behavior so that either they don't get that reward from the behavior or they are able to get that reward in a more acceptable way. For instance, if your child engages in a behavior to gain attention, you would be rewarding him by giving him any attention. So you would engage in "planned ignoring" to extinct that behavior and would teach him to ask for help as a more socially acceptable means of gaining your attention. Does that make sense?

    Even if you can't get ABA therapy for your child, you can learn some of the principles and apply them at home. Even if you do get therapy, you can make it 100x more effective if you learn the principles and apply them at home.

    Here's a great resource for learning how to engage your ASD child socially. The games are based on your child's current level of functioning. There's also a lot of great tips for parents of ASD children to engage their children throughout the day.
    http://sites.google.com/site/autismgames/
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    Also, you may be able to get him medical assistance based on his diagnosis and get access to more services that way. You should look into it.

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    For tjevins
    Quote Originally Posted by Alana*sMommy View Post
    I didn't realize you were so close! We live in Lakeland and use All Children's and St. Joseph's (doctors, no experience with therapists).

    I'm sorry that there is such a wait list for therapists. Have you called Child Find to have him tested through them? If not, that's what I'd recommend and he could possibly receive services through the school system as soon as August. You could also contact CARD or CFAI and they may be able to link you with some other therapists.
    Oh wow you are close. My parents live in Lakeland and I go visit them once a week.

    he is actually in school.through Child Find. They dont do anything for the sensory issues though. So he is basically not reponding well in class and there is not much they can do about it.

    Asfor the insurance, I am not sure if the company is getting away with it because their headquarters is based in Texas. Thanks for the info and links though.


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    It doesn't matter where the insurance company is based. If they are providing insurance in Florida, they have to comply with Florida law.

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