I am just beyond frustrated and overwhelmed today. Moose is sick for one - there's something coming out of one end or the other (or both) at various intervals since last night at supper. And then there's all this autism stuff. I don't know how to find out what therapies would be best for him - I know the doctor that saw us said ABA (applied behavior analysis) would be best for him. However, we're moving to Kansas - and unless you have state health insurance, ABA is a private pay therapy. I don't know how much it is much less if we can afford that (probably not). There is just so much information and I don't know how to organize it and figure out what is for us and what isn't. I feel like there should be a doctor to help guide us through this.
Like right now, we have a diagnosis. But what do I do next? I know ABA is recommended and I've contacted 2 ABA therapists within reasonable distance from what will be our new home to find out about costs.
But what if we can't afford ABA? There are other behavior therapies but would a doctor recommend them to us? There's occupational therapy, social skills therapy, special diets, medicines, and on and on and on and on - and I'm lost.
How does anyone ever navigate this system? Especially in a completely unfamiliar state? Frustrating day.