Monday, September 3, 2012

Myth # 5 Therapy is Covered

Myth:Most therapies for people with autism are covered by insurance.

Only half of the 50 states require coverage for treatments for autism. Most insurance companies exclude autism treatments.  On average the annual cost for medical and non medical expenses for someone on the spectrum can range from 67,000 to 72,000. Here is an interesting article on the financial aspect of autism.  I am fortunate enough to where I have coverage. I hope treatments will soon be covered for everyone.

Source: Autism Speaks

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Myth #4 Just a Brain Disorder?

Myth:  Autism is only a brain disorder.

Many studies have shown that, in many cases, autism can be more than a brain disorder. Autism is also linked with allergies, food sensitivities, and gastro-intestinal disorders. Changing food intake has led to many success stories with autism.