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My Daughter

My six year old daughter is autistic. She was diagnosed when she was four. If we had not had medicaid for her she would not have been able to get that diagnosis and we would have no idea what was wrong with her. she would not have been able to get the treatment and therapy that she got and continues to receive that has brought her as far as she has gotten today. she was unable to even sit unsupported until she was a year old, she did not walk until almost two and then still had physical issues inhibiting her Mobil abilities. She received physical and occupational therapy for that. Now she is a very high functioning child, the only way you would know she is on the spectrum is by hearing her speak. While she Loves to talk, she is not quite able to talk yet so that anyone other than her family understands her. And this is very frustrating for her. But she is getting therapy for that and it is improving everyday. Without Medicaid that would not be possible. She is So amazing and intelligent but I just know she would not be where is today in her functioning abilities without the therapy she has gotten. Because of Medicaid.
—ShailynFL
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