Made this 11 years ago and it’s been years since I have edited — I’m so sorry. Someone notified me of some dead links, and I will remove them today. I am adding a link she told me about as it’s about dental care for autism, and that’s SO important and something we regularly deal with. I hope to get back here and make more changes soon. thank you – Dorene 8/29/17
LOCAL LAKE COUNTY AND SURROUNDING AREA
ALL MEETINGS WILL HAVE TO BE VERIFIED AS I’VE NOT UPDATED THIS SECTION IN 10 YEARS – 8/29/17
Parents Helping Parents Meeting
2nd Wednesday of month, 6:30 p.m. –
on hiatus at this time. Contact Kathy Coultri (below) for more information.
8121 Deepwood Blvd.
Mentor, Ohio 44060
contact Kathy Coultri 440-951-4361
Deepwood Blvd. is on the South side of Route 84 by the Great Lakes Mall, East of Route 306.
Meet every month at Java John’s Coffee House or have
speakers present at Kennedy in Eastlake. Families from Mentor,
Willoughby/Eastlake, Wickliffe, and are starting in the P’vill area. They would
love to have anyone who is interested. Depending on the speakers etc. they have
between 8 and 50 people.
“Wickliffe will be having parent support groups with speakers about autism and special needs. Some topics we plan to discuss this year include financial planning for the future, parents rights, social stories, the use of boardmaker, learning at home, resources, different models of treatment for autism and related disorders, social skills and the unwritten rules, whatever people want to talk about. anyone interested, feel free to contact me for dates and times.
Comment by Joanne Lyons â€” August 10, 2006 @ 2:14 pm”
more info to be provided about this resource when possible.
ALL THESE WILL HAVE TO BE VERIFIED – HAVE NOT UPDATED IN 10 YEARS – 8/29/17
Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism
Extremely important that I need to post links on are the following:
– Social Security income that is for the disabled and there is a fairly generous income threshold of what you can earn and still get it for your child/children. It can’t hurt to apply.
– in Lake County our MMRD program gives help to the families that qualify (fairly generous income threshold, again, plus a sliding scale after that) and it involves helping to pay for various special resources (such as play equipment, any physical equipment needed., i.e., helmets for seizures, wheelchairs for physically disabled, etc.), respite care (someone going to the home, or another program that is outside the home at a center), therapy, and more.
- Grants –
Lake County has the Deepwood Foundation and Deepwood Docs Run that can be contacted to ask for grants when perhaps all the FRS money is exhausted or you need a larger amount and need to pull from two or more sources.
- Waiting lists
Lake County has waiting lists for many things – residency (many types of lists), at home help (one list that I know of, though there may be more) and the FRS program.
**8/29/17 – Very important to be on the waiver lists– Chris got on the waiver for i/o which may have another name now, applied in 2003 and his name came up in 2011. He is in a waiver home now and gets 24 hour care plus workshop placement, transportation, some food, and other services. Apply when your child is about 6 – you can always say no if they end up not needing it! Medicaid has to be maintained to keep the waiver.
to be continued…
dental care: https://www.emergencydentistsusa.com/autism-and-dental-care/
MORE BUT STILL GREAT RESOURCES from my older web site:
Division TEACCH, a learning method centered in North Carolina.
OUR CONTACT INFO:
email = firstname.lastname@example.org