Having a disability is something most people don’t like to think about. But the chances that you’ll become disabled are probably greater than you realize. Studies show that a 20-year-old worker has a 1-in-4 chance of becoming disabled before reaching full retirement age.
If your child has a disability, you’ll need to know how to navigate the disability system to maximize your child’s benefits and have them reach their fullest potential.
ASRC introduced Benefits Counseling to help families and individuals on the autism spectrum, and those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, navigate the complex system of federal and state benefits.
We produced a manual “A Guide to Understanding Federal and State Benefits for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities, & Related Developmental Disabilities”,which will be available in fall, 2018.
This benefits manual provides basic information on Social Security disability benefits and other benefits you or your child may be eligible for, including Medicaid, Medicare, or any other state services.
Families and individuals can also contact our office to learn more specific or individual information about your situation. For a fee, our trained staff can help families on a 1-1 basis, and assist with document collection, interview preparation, and other applications.