Social Safety’s packages contact the lives of almost each American. We stay steadfast in our dedication to lowering obstacles to make sure folks eligible for our advantages obtain them. We offer revenue safety for the varied populations we serve, together with folks with autism spectrum dysfunction (ASD) and their households.
Many mother and father and caretakers of youngsters with disabilities lose work hours and revenue due to their youngsters’s care wants. Supplemental Safety Revenue (SSI) gives month-to-month monetary help to low-income households with youngsters who’ve developmental and behavioral disabilities. This consists of ASD – and bodily impairments.
Kids underneath age 18 can get SSI in the event that they meet Social Safety’s definition of incapacity for youngsters and stay in a family with restricted revenue and sources. We outline a incapacity as:
- The kid should have a bodily or psychological situation(s) that very significantly limits the kid’s actions.
- The situation(s) should have lasted, or be anticipated to final, a minimum of 1 12 months or end in demise.
You may be taught extra about SSI eligibility for youngsters and the right way to apply for SSI on our web site.
We additionally serve these with ASD who wish to enter the workforce. Folks with ASD might have questions on how ASD impacts their employment choices. They could additionally see their ASD as a barrier to employment. Employers have began to acknowledge that many individuals with ASD provide a wide range of strengths. To see how we assist these with ASD discover employment, please try Larry’s journey in our Autism and the Office function article. We additionally invite you to be taught extra about Social Safety’s Ticket to Work program.
We acknowledge the necessity for supporting, understanding, accepting, together with, and empowering these on the autism spectrum. For extra details about this observance, please go to the U.S. Division of Well being & Human Companies Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee’s web site for Autism Consciousness Month.