It has been over two months since we got the call saying our son has been drawn to participate in the Utah Medicaid Autism Waiver program. I am relived to say that the paperwork has been filled out, submitted, and finally approved. There was a delay waiting for some documentation from the doctors office which wasn't enough. So I had to find additional documentation from our personal records.
If you are a new parent to the autism world. I encourage you to keep a journal, document appointments, keep all your paperwork, diagnosis verification, anything else relevant to your child's medical/mental/behavioral history. With multiple boys on the spectrum I have a separate binder for each of them. There are countless times when I need to retrieve a document, look back to see what treatment was given, how they responded to the treatment, or remember dates. I takes a little effort at first to organize the paperwork, but it will be worth it and needed throughout your child's life.
Coming up this month will be an information meeting for several of the parents so we are aware of what benefits and services are included with the program. I will let you know how it goes.