Ryans autism needs and medical expenses

Our son Ryan was diagnosed with autism right before his 2nd birthday.  We were very fortunate to have state resources that helped us get what he would need to thrive.  Ryan was born on 3-31-15.  He's 5 years old now and receiving special education services.  He does however need follow ups with a neurologist and other therapies our insurance will not cover.  It is heartbreaking as a parent to pay for insurance but constantly get told choose between your livelihood or what your child needs for his best chance in his life.  It's heartbreaking to have to ask for help when we do have insurance and the system is set up to put us in debt.  It's heartbreaking that this is how so many parents live on a day to day basis.  

Ryan is extremely intelligent and has an amazing memory.  He is on the high functioning spectrum.  He was non verbal but through proper services can now communicate and have conversations.  Ryan struggles with OCD and ticks.  We are trying to have this properly diagnosed so he can get the proper therapies.  Our insurance will not even cover a basic EEG.  

We already pay a lot of high cost expenses for our daughter that is asthmatic.  They do not cover her inhalers.  Which is a life saving drug.  

It's heartbreaking as a mother to have to ask people for help when my husband does have a job and does have insurance.  It's heartbreaking that can't be enough for our children.  

I made my children a promise when they born.  I would do everything in my power to ensure they live their best, healthiest and happiest lives.  

My son needs to continue a proper diagnosis so he keeps being able to achieve goals and excel.  He's already been in a regression because of Covid19.  

We appreciate your support.  Time.  Help.  Empathy.  Concern, and understanding.  


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Amanda Sidrer 
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Clermont, FL
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