[blindkid] Health insurance for braille instruction and equipment
marianne at denningweb.com
Fri Nov 22 20:22:49 UTC 2013
Insurance companies do not pay for braille instruction or technology.
What state do you live in? Will the local school district pay for
braille instruction by a certified TVI outside of the school hours?
This is where creativity is needed. You can also email me off list at
Marianne at denningweb.com. I am a TVI and blind.
On 11/23/13, Bernadette Jacobs <bernienfb75 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I hate to be a forecaster of doom and gloom. but I've never in my
> entire life seen this happen before. Don't hold your breath. I don't
> think insurance companies regard literacy as a medical issue.
> Don't lose hope here though. My next suggestion is that you have people
> either rewrite you offlist or call you at home. Not knowing where you
> live, I'm not sure how to plug into the resources around you. However,
> my home phone is: 443-315-5080. You can call me and we can get started
> from there.
> Have a wonderful day!!
> On 11/22/2013 10:30 AM, aliza sperling wrote:
>> Hi Everyone,
>> I am looking to find out if you know of any health insurance or vision
>> insurance plans that would pay for private Braille instruction for an
>> elementary school aged legally blind student, or for the necessary
>> technology. My daughter is now in private school (yes, we have already
>> tried public school) and getting it through the school district is not an
>> option at this point. Her IEP/ ISP calls for 10 hours of Braille
>> instruction per week.
>> Thanks so much for your help,
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Marianne Denning, TVI, MA
Teacher of students who are blind or visually impaired
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