- I am insured
- My geographical area of practice is State of Georgia
Just hearing the diagnosis "Autism Spectrum Disorder" confused and scared me as it was not what my husband and I had envisioned for our child's future after learning we were pregnant with him. There were so many organizations that supported Special Needs families which was great, but it was just so overwhelming to focus on just which ones were the most appropriate after just getting his diagnosis, and learning he would face physical, cognitive and educational challenges throughout his life. I couldn’t wrap my head around all of this to figure out how to help him. Trying to figure out all our son's medical needs, and how to pay for them at the same time? We were at a lost. We felt defeated. It’s documented that caring for an individual with ASD throughout their lifetime costs between $2-$3 million. My husband and I are not rich people. We’re both college-educated and a middle-class family, but we knew there was no way we could afford to pay our own bills, and the cost of all the medical and therapeutic services our son would need, too.
Getting to where we are today, required a great deal of research, patience and prayer! We finally have a qualified network of medical providers, social service programs and educational professionals for both our son and our daughter. It's been almost 12 years since I became an advocate for my our children. A quest that now has me advocating for Special Needs families throughout Georgia with children diagnosed with all intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Over the course of many years supporting Special Needs families, I've often encountered them struggling with either their own medical crises, or that of a beloved senior member of their family. I've learned that the need to advocate for the elderly is just as important, if not more, than advocating for any patient seeking equitable, quality healthcare. Navigating an ever changing healthcare landscape can be complex even for seasoned healthcare professionals. But, you don't have to do it alone. There are amazing medical providers, and healthcare advocates out here to help you, and want to lessen your burden. We can ensure that you will understand your specific needs, while obtaining greater access to equitable and quality healthcare, in order to make the best informed decisions with your medical providers and your family. YOU deserve that peace of mind for yourself and your family!