Posted: June 25, 2015
Every parent’s top priority is for their child to be healthy and happy. When that child has Cerebral Palsy, our community has demonstrated the incredible strength and effort parents will put into their making these priorities become a reality. While we have discussed the emotional cost associated with being a parent of a child with special needs, the reality is that Cerebral Palsy costs families significantly between therapies, medications, care, equipment and more. Our organization is focused on limiting those costs, and we would like to share with you some of ways we can help your family.
First: assistance programs. There are specific assistance programs put in place by state and federal programs to assist with a wide variety of Cerebral Palsy costs, whether through helping with healthcare expenses or connecting parents with programs dedicated to improving your child’s opportunities. Connecting with these federal and state programs is crucial, as early as possible, due to the extreme value early intervention has. Registration often involves providing the diagnosis information and medical records, another reason having a consistent copy of these documents is invaluable for special needs parents. Helping parents understand and access these programs is part of our help, and our care team is happy to walk you through the information involved.
The next way to cut down on Cerebral Palsy costs is to connect with other parents of children with special needs! While hand-me-downs have a place within every family, they are also an important part of the Cerebral Palsy community. Far too often, insurance companies will deny requests for larger or more size-appropriate updates to existing equipment/braces. Rather than paying for these expenses out-of-pocket, consider exchanges. Whether operated through a support group in your area or online, these exchanges provide incredible opportunities that can save you money. Due to the significant value these exchanges can have, we will soon be supporting a section on our forum, dedicated to making this even easier!!
The third way to limit out-of-pocket Cerebral Palsy costs is through assistance from charitable organizations. While the internet can be an uphill battle when it comes to linking up with groups designed to help children with CP, our organization was based upon making this process far easier. Whether you’re looking for organizations in your state or for a more specific assistance focus, our kits are aimed at easing the process of connecting with the appropriate groups in your area.
A fourth way to cut down on costs associated with Cerebral Palsy is to speak with us through a simple phone call! In addition to helping link you up with a variety of different organizations like those listed above, our care team focuses on better understanding each family’s unique needs and provides information specific to the needs of your child with Cerebral Palsy. Not only does this help with cutting down Cerebral Palsy costs, it also creates a partnership aimed at improving your child’s opportunities for years and decades to come. Speak with one of our team members today by calling (800) 692-4453(800) 692-4453 FREE or by filling out our contact form!
If you would like information on how to keep Cerebral Palsy costs down while elevating your child’s opportunities, contact us today. While you’re at it, check out and download our free guide on summer activities for children with CP! We look forward to speaking with you and helping in every way we can, just like we have for tens of thousands of other families.