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Abby's DDD appeal

I think I posted a while back about applying for DDD which is basically a very small stipend (less than $100 a month) through the state to meet Abby's ongoing developmental needs. We applied over a year ago and she was denied. This was hugely frustrating as she obviously has needs that are going to be lifelong. I have met people who have children significantly more able bodies than Abby who have gotten it. Anyway, the way the process works is if you get denied you have the right to appeal. I did and was granted a Settlement Conference. As I understand it I will have to sit before a group of people who want to turn me down and explain how impaired my kid is. Sounds like fun right? I spend most of my days battling to make her as normal as possible and now I have to do just the opposite.

So I have spent some time readying all her paperwork, letters from her doctors, copies of test results, etc. and on Tuesday we have the meeting. Thankfully Abby's wonderful social worker can be present for moral support (and God knows I feel like I need it). I know it isn't a big deal but it is about the last thing I feel like doing right now.

Wish me luck!

3 comments:

Christina 7:34 PM  

LUCK!!! KUP!

ferfischer 9:48 PM  

I totally understand this! Just think of her on her very WORST day, and give them that picture. It's hard to tell, since we try to have the opposite outlook - but you'll do great! Good luck!

Nichole 9:57 PM  

Good luck!

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