For over a year now, we have been paying for Ryan to receive private speech & occupational therapy. Luckily we do receive some coverage through our insurance company for OT but we only get 20 sessions a year. Speech has been completely paid for by us as our insurance company will only pay if there is an Autism diagnosis. We have been paying about $400 a month for over a year for Ryan to go to these therapies. Seeing how much Ryan has come this year has been well worth every penny but we have definitely been feeling the pinch of having that money gone every month. We were getting very worried that if something didn't change by the time our 20 OT sessions were up, that we would have to cut speech or OT and we really, really didn't want to do that. He needs both so badly but there was no way we would be able to afford to pay out of pocket for both.
Our prayers were answered today. Ryan was approved for funding through the county. This means the county will pay for ALL of his therapies. ALL! We are beyond ecstatic about this because paying for all of these therapies is obviously, quite expensive. I went in expecting them to pay a portion so when he told me they would be paid in full, I about started crying and leaped up and hugged the man. But, I contained myself.
We are so excited for Ryan because he can continue to make headway with these therapies. We feel so incredibly blessed to have these funds available to us.