Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The cost of caring for your special needs child

The ultimate goal of every pregnancy is a healthy baby.  Sometimes, parents are relived to bring home a little bundle of joy with 10 fingers, 10 toes, and no apparent health problems.  As the baby grows, however, subtle clues may become apparent that suggest that the child is not developing appropriately.  Parents who believed their child to be healthy and typically developing then discover that their child has a devastating diagnosis. 

Unfortunately this situation is happening with increasing frequency in our country.  Aside from the mental and emotional impact of raising a special needs child, parents also must face the financial impact.  This article that was featured in a recent Money Magazine delves into the costs and financial options of a family who is tasked with providing care and treatment for a special needs child.  Even if your child does not have any occupational therapy, speech therapy, or other needs, this article will really open your eyes as to the struggles faced by these families. 

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