A Special Needs Journey

Grief Needs Space

February 9, 2019
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Special needs grieving

Grief is a very real part of the special needs journey, most intensely in the months following a diagnosis or other traumatic event. I’m just under four months post-diagnosis, and I’m in the thick of the grieving process. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how to survive special needs…

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Getting Started with Katie Beckett

February 6, 2019
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Katie Beckett getting started

Once you’ve decided that you’re going to take on the Katie Beckett application, it’s helpful to have some key information as you start. Having very recently been through this process, I know there is a severe lack of accurate and helpful tools out there. I had to gather information from…

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Katie Beckett Medicaid Waiver – A Basic Overview

February 1, 2019
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Katie Beckett Basics

The first time someone told me about the Katie Beckett Medicaid Deeming Waiver, I was very confused. It’s a mouthful of a title that doesn’t lend itself at all to understanding what it’s all about. If you’re trying to decode what in the world this ‘Katie Beckett’ thing is, or…

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January 24, 2019
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Katie Beckett approval Medicaid

The Katie Beckett Deeming Waiver application to obtain Medicaid for a child with special needs is a whale of an undertaking. My husband and I spent an estimated 40-50 hours total over the course of two months preparing a 280-page application. The information for filling out the application forms is a…

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Whether you are a caregiver, friend, or parent to someone with special needs, I hope you find supportive resources from my journey. Feel free to read a few blog posts, learn more about me, or subscribe to receive future posts below.

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