Legal Training for Parents – Registration Ends June 26

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Legal Training for Parents – Registration Ends June 26

This is an intensive legal training opportunity exclusively for parents/grandparents of children with autism spectrum disorders and related developmental disabilities at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, CA.

Posted on: June 24, 2014

How You Can Compel Your Insurer to Cover Your Child’s Private ABA Therapy Claims Pursuant to The Network Provisions in Your Insurance Plan

This article is intended to provide a short summary of California network adequacy law and how you can use the law to require your insurer to cover your child’s out of network Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy at 100% of bill charges, as if your private ABA therapist is in your insurer’s network.

Posted on: June 19, 2014

Assessments that Get Services

Tired of receiving denials for services? Care to shift in a positive direction at least some of the odds toward service/funding approvals? Of course you are! Quite often, the fault lies with the assessment itself: even, in fact, with a good (if not great) assessment. How can that be?

Posted on: June 16, 2014

The Case for Living Trusts, Nomination of Guardianship Agreements and Special Needs Trusts: Spend a Little Now, Save Substantial Assets in the Future

After your death, would you like to save your family substantial amounts of money? This article will explain living trusts, guardianships, special needs trusts, and conservatorships, and how some documents set up now could, after your death, potentially save your minor child with Autism much anguish, and your family substantial amounts of money in federal estate taxes, court fees, and attorney costs.

Posted on: June 12, 2014

Beyond the IEP: Regional Center & State/Federal Services for Autism

When your child is diagnosed with autism one of the first supports you learn you must seek out is an IEP through the school. The savvy parent quickly learns that beyond the IEP there are many other supports that can vastly improve the quality of life for their child and their family.

Posted on: June 03, 2014

Empowering Autism Orange County 2014

Come to our upcoming conference in Orange County, June 27-28, 2014.

Posted on: May 22, 2014

Chairman Issa Postpones VICP Hearing

We are disappointed to announce the postponement of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) hearing scheduled for December 4, 2013.  EBCALA, along with several other like-minded advocacy organizations, worked diligently with Chairman Darrell Issa’s Oversight and Government Reform (OGR) Committee staff for nearly a year to make this critical hearing occur.

Posted on: November 20, 2013

Supported Living Services for Your Adult Child in California

As your child with autism reaches the age of majority (age 18), thinking about how he can become more independent in your community is important. Between ages 18 and 22, your child will begin to age out of special education and will require services from other agencies. If your child is a client of California’s Regional Center system, you should begin to think about how to transition your child to greater independence using Supported Living Services (SLS).

Posted on: October 09, 2013

Early Registration for Empowering Autism Ends Oct. 3

Event Links CLE Registration Parent Training Registration Regional Center Registration Sponsorship Opportunities Early Registration Ends October 3 Important update for our parent training: Parents of children who are San Diego Regional Center (SDRC) clients, may register at no cost. If your child is a client at another California regional center, please contact your caseworker with our vendor […]

Posted on: October 01, 2013

Regional Center Registration for Empowering Autism

Important update for our parent training: Parents of children who are San Diego Regional Center (SDRC) clients, may register at no cost.

Posted on: September 25, 2013