Services for Children
Disability Lifespan Solutions provides direct assistance to families of children with disabilities.
Regardless of a child’s diagnosis, we can help with creating/completing individualized education plans (IEPs), applications for state funded programs such as MassHealth, or referrals for services such as In-Home Therapy (IHT) or In-Home Behavioral Services (IHBS). We also assist with accessing the necessary diagnostic testing that can make the difference in obtaining services and resolving special education disputes. We are up to date on all current hot topics and changes in disability practice policies.
Special Education Advocacy
Our advocates help navigate the special education system through direct assistance with creating/completing individualized education plans (IEPs) and ensuring their implementation, as well as identifying and advocating for out of district placements, when appropriate. Family Advocates provide direct support to families by doing classroom observations, reviewing previous evaluations, reports, and plans, and attending IEP and other meetings with the school to ensure the child is receiving all the services and supports to which they are entitled.
We provide expert guidance accessing and coordinating public and private benefits, including Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), MassHealth, and In-Home Therapy (IHT) or In-Home Behavioral Services (IHBS). We can help prepare applications or re-certifications related to those benefits or help with the appeals process.
Healthcare Planning and Coordination
We can help you find physicians, dentists, and other healthcare providers who specialize in serving children with disabilities. Additionally, we can assist with finding specialists who can perform specific diagnostic testing and evaluations, which can be necessary to obtain the supports needed both in and out of school. Our staff can attend meetings where the results of these evaluations and tests are reported to help you understand the consequences and ensure they are thorough and accurately represent your child’s abilities. As needed, we can help coordinate communications among providers.
Services for Children with Autism
We provide specialized guidance, planning, and advocacy for families of youth with autism spectrum disorder.