So today I found out that J isn’t going to qualify for First Steps. His speech delay is only 6 months behind development and the Aspergers thing isn’t enough to qualify him. So, First Steps told me to see a pediatric neurologist. I don’t know what to do with that info… because JT called our insurance company and they told us that they will cover speech and occupational therapy as long as it’s not a developmental delay. Um, okay. So basically they aren’t going to cover him because it’s a “pre-existing condition”. Does anyone else think that this is messed up? So now what. I guess I get in contact with my pediatrician and ask her what I should do. I found a place in South County that looks perfect but they charge $80 for one session of occupational therapy and $60 for one session of language therapy. I know that J is worth the money, that’s not my issue. My issue is being able to afford more than one or two sessions. I feel like I am staring at a wall of no answers.
Why do they let their OT’s walk around dropping labels like Aspergers Syndrome, as in your son is showing signs of potential Aspergers and then not help you?! I kind of knew that he wouldn’t qualify with the speech thing because he is understanding at almost a 4 year old level but he isn’t able to say what he wants. Even if I take him to a pediatric neurologist the insurance company won’t cover anything. Unless we spend $500, which is our deductible. It’s $45 to even just see a specialist (co-pay) so we only have $455 left. If you have any advice it’s appreciated.