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3/15/23  1:35 pm
Commenter: Anonymous parent

Severe disability, consumer directed and 40 hours

I’m a mother of a child with severe autism. My son is 11 years old, he bites, kicks, jumps on you. I can’t find any attendant. To go out in the community, he needs 2 attendants. I can’t find anyone for 16 dollars an hours. Who wants to get bite for 16 dollars? And no medical insurance…nobody.

please do not add more layers to parents. We have the babies with disability, the burden is big, those agencies and DMas, and MCO only charge VA money. They don’t help. Only mothers do.

why only 40 hours a week. So when I get biten in the middle of the night, because VA lack of proper behavior units. You can’t cut the hours to disable just because parents are doing it. This is discrimination, the kids needs help.

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