Blog

January 27, 2023

IRIS

IRIS (Integrated Referral Intake System) is here to help make a change in your community. They assist families getting them connected to the services and resources they need. It’s a great way to bring community partners together to make something better. IRIS is a great place to turn to for […]
January 22, 2023

ABA therapy

SOOOO many opinions on ABA therapy. This post is NOT to influence whether or not to seek treatment, it’s simply to offer some quick resources I’ve stumbled upon: 1.) BACB website: this site will offer variety of information and literature regarding specifics on ABA therapy and certification process/criteria. BACB was […]
September 9, 2022

Respite care for your loved ones

As a family caregiver, there will be times when the stress of life becomes overwhelming. You are working a full-time job, taking care of your own children, and then you are also the caretaker of an aging parent or relative. You might even feel like you are being pulled in […]
September 7, 2022

PUNS (Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services) IL residents only

What is PUNS?? P.U.N.S (Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services) is a database of Illinois infants, children, adolescents, and adults with developmental disabilities who have needs for developmental disability services or support. The PUNS database helps us identify and plan for your immediate needs. ​ How do I sign-up […]
April 9, 2022

Kids’ Waivers List

Ever heard of Katie Beckett? Or PUNS or Waiver Programs? If you are like me, it can be overwhelming and downright confusing. Why do I need to enroll my kiddo in these waiver programs? Do we even qualify? What does it do exactly? Where do I even start? Did you […]
January 31, 2022

Grant Programs for ABA and more

Since open enrollment for health insurance is over, let’s take a look at some of the various grants that are available to access to help possibly cover some of the costs of ABA therapy! United Healthcare Children’s Foundation – link provides eligibility requirements and more information Autism Hero Project seeks […]
January 13, 2022

ABLE ACCOUNTS GET NEW LIMIT INCREASE

First time in 4 years, the IRS has INCREASED the annual gift tax exclusion from $15,000 up to $16,000 for contributions towards ABLE accounts. This became effective Jan 2022. More information visit this resource!
November 11, 2021

Autism Hero Project

Rated Top Non For Profit 2020 4 days remaining to apply for this amazing grant through Autism Hero Project to help pay for health insurance to offer the best care for those who need it the most! Don’t wait! Go to their link and check them out! Looking to get […]
January 27, 2023

IRIS

IRIS (Integrated Referral Intake System) is here to help make a change in your community. They assist families getting them connected to the services and resources they need. It’s a great way to bring community partners together to make something better. IRIS is a great place to turn to for […]
January 22, 2023

ABA therapy

SOOOO many opinions on ABA therapy. This post is NOT to influence whether or not to seek treatment, it’s simply to offer some quick resources I’ve stumbled upon: 1.) BACB website: this site will offer variety of information and literature regarding specifics on ABA therapy and certification process/criteria. BACB was […]
September 9, 2022

Respite care for your loved ones

As a family caregiver, there will be times when the stress of life becomes overwhelming. You are working a full-time job, taking care of your own children, and then you are also the caretaker of an aging parent or relative. You might even feel like you are being pulled in […]
September 7, 2022

PUNS (Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services) IL residents only

What is PUNS?? P.U.N.S (Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services) is a database of Illinois infants, children, adolescents, and adults with developmental disabilities who have needs for developmental disability services or support. The PUNS database helps us identify and plan for your immediate needs. ​ How do I sign-up […]
April 9, 2022

Kids’ Waivers List

Ever heard of Katie Beckett? Or PUNS or Waiver Programs? If you are like me, it can be overwhelming and downright confusing. Why do I need to enroll my kiddo in these waiver programs? Do we even qualify? What does it do exactly? Where do I even start? Did you […]
January 31, 2022

Grant Programs for ABA and more

Since open enrollment for health insurance is over, let’s take a look at some of the various grants that are available to access to help possibly cover some of the costs of ABA therapy! United Healthcare Children’s Foundation – link provides eligibility requirements and more information Autism Hero Project seeks […]
January 13, 2022

ABLE ACCOUNTS GET NEW LIMIT INCREASE

First time in 4 years, the IRS has INCREASED the annual gift tax exclusion from $15,000 up to $16,000 for contributions towards ABLE accounts. This became effective Jan 2022. More information visit this resource!
November 11, 2021

Autism Hero Project

Rated Top Non For Profit 2020 4 days remaining to apply for this amazing grant through Autism Hero Project to help pay for health insurance to offer the best care for those who need it the most! Don’t wait! Go to their link and check them out! Looking to get […]