Medicaid insurance (if you already have insurance you can use as supplemental to eliminate copays), respite care (skilled and unskilled), and more.
Medicaid covers care for children with disabilities, typically under Medicaid waivers specific to each state.
Visit KidsWaivers or your state’s Medicaid agency to learn about programs where you live.
Better known as insurance for older Americans, Medicare also covers some younger people with disabilities. If you qualify for Social Security disability benefits, you can enroll in Medicare Part A, which covers hospitalization, and Part B for doctor visits and medical equipment.
SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS
The Social Security Administration provides cash benefits for children with disabilities and adults who became disabled before age 22 via Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSI may be used for food, clothing and housing.
Applying and qualifying for SSI or SSDI requires an extensive process, and your child must meet clinical criteria.
MY GYM FOUNDATION
A non-profit that helps provide equipment for children in need. Visit the website for an application. Please visit: https://www.mygymfoundation.org/
MAKE A WISH
Get a wish for your child granted! Must be 2 ½ or older to apply. Please visit: https://wish.org/
BLENDTEC FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Call Blendtec @ 1-800-748-5400 and ask about their application for financial assistance to purchase a discounted blender in order to begin a blended diet for your child. Refurbished blender comes to around $50.