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Funding for ABA or similar for DS - how to get it?

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lottytheladybird Thu 29-Aug-13 20:01:58

I've previously read on Mumsnet how some of you have managed to get funding (from the LEA.) for ABA for your autistic DC. We've got a private speech & language therapist for our DS, who has helped my DS immensely. However, it isn't cheap! and I was wondering if it was possible to get any kind of funding for it.

Thank you for your help!

boobybum Thu 29-Aug-13 20:13:10

How old is your DS, is he already doing ABA, is he at school?
It is possible to get LEA funding but it will be a battle and you will need evidence that it works for your DS first.
Have you considered the charity Caudwell? They give grants of £2000 towards ABA costs for eligible families.

lottytheladybird Thu 29-Aug-13 20:46:10

My DS is 3 and will be going to school in Sep 2014. We do therapy with him everyday, but not sure what technically counts as ABA. At what age can you try and get LEA funding? Thanks for letting me know about the charity - I'll see definitely look into it!

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