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When a child is diagnosed with any disease or illness that threatens the childs well being or chance at a normal life, parents go to extraordinary, even heroic lengths and measures to save that child. Often, the childs health coverage will offset the expenses involved with the treatment or the cure. When a child is diagnosed with Autism, (as occurs every 20 seconds), parents are just as desperate to find an effective treatment and just as dedicated in seeking and finding an effective treatment.
Unfortunately, only a handful of insurance policies cover the ONLY efficacious treatment available, the only therapy endorsed by the Surgeon General, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Medical Association, the American Pediatric Association, and that therapy is applied behavior analysis. Although there is currently a legislative push in Texas to change this, Medicaid and CHIPS do not cover ABA, even though Medicaid is accessible to the child because of his or her diagnosis of Autisum. When implemented according to best practice, ABA must be performed in a full time (30 hours or more weekly), intensive (one to one) venue, under the supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and thus it is extraordinarily expensive, typically, $60,000 per year or more.
Without ABA, the child with Autism will not have a chance at a normal life. ABA is life saving and far reaching. Funds donated to DATA will insure that a child who need applied behavior analysis has the therapy needed to live a normal life, to escape the bonds of institutionalization, to obtain an education, hold a job, marry, have children, contribute to his or her community in a productive manner. Your gift to DATA saves a child. Plain and simply.