Through my work with the Swedes, I participated in a county-sponsored program which allowed me to become trained and certified in autism ABA therapy practices at no cost. And did you know, in MN there are grants available to pay you to be your own child's therapist? Yes, yes there are. Governor Timmy didn't manage to dip his greedy paws into everything! How delightfully socialist!
Hub and I have decided that after ages of enduring an abysmal parade of under-qualified and afflicted PCAs, we will go Scandinavian and apply for a Consumer Directed Community Support Grant. The spirit of this grant basically says,
Dude, why pay someone else to treat my autistic child when I know his needs better than all you slackers?
And while I do enjoy the 47 jobs I am already doing, helping make the best men possible out of Toe and Roo is the most important one among them, so bring on the funds!
You can get the 411 on this type of grant and other such commie pinko services through the MN Children and Special Health Needs Information and Assistance Line. Woo hoo!