Entries by Amanda Cunningham

The Cost Of Early Intervention

    The Illinois Department of Human Services can help to get you in contact with a Child and Family Connections (CFC) office to begin the Early Intervention process for your child.  What some families may not be aware of is there is a cost associated with ongoing Early Intervention services. The initial evaluation and […]

Early Intervention: How to Get Started

Many families may be familiar with the services provided by the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS), one being Early Intervention (EI).  This service is available to children in Illinois, ages 0-3 years old who may have a disability and/or delay.  Special qualifying criteria must be met in order to receive services from an EI […]

How Does The Illinois Law For Children With Autism Affect My Insurance Coverage?

In December of 2008, the state of Illinois passed a law that would force insurance companies to provide benefits for children with autism. That law states that all benefits such as co-insurance, co-payments, and deductibles must be applied to the annual benefit for children with an autism spectrum disorder. Autism spectrum disorder, as defined by […]