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Meet Casey! A Theoretical Case Study in Special Needs


Casey was diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder at three and a half years of age. The process of diagnosing his disorder was long and heart-wrenching. The family’s pediatrician made a referral for assessment after the parents reported concerns of delayed speech and worrying peer interactions. A three month wait and several thousand dollars confirmed the diagnosis.

With diagnosis, came a list of clinical recommendations which included 20 hours per week of Applied Behaviour Analysis, Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy. A series of devastating interactions with the family’s insurance companies revealed essentially zero coverage. The family felt they were in a race against time to provide Casey with the therapies he needed. They were forced to refinance their lives to afford therapy but it is unclear how long they can continue to fund the current interventions.

One of Casey’s parents took unpaid leave from work to focus on creating a plan that would ensure Casey received proper support. His weekly routine now includes a combination of preschool and therapies at three different providers. That parent now works part-time in order to transport Casey to and from preschool to therapy and to remain as involved as possible.

Casey has improved dramatically in three months – he is now using more language to communicate and his daily frustrations have greatly reduced. His preschool reports significant improvement in his play with his friends at school and the family feels they are better equipped to support Casey’s needs.  There is a light at the end of the tunnel for Casey, but it remains at a distance as his family continues the uncertain journey to providing the therapies he needs to live the best life possible.




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