The Health And Social Services Essay

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Health and Social Services
Autistic youth have specific needs that need to be met physically and developmentally. This requires resources that are specially trained. Qualified services and psychiatrists that specialize in school age children are limited and costly. There are 731 total psychiatrists with an active license and address in Wisconsin as of March 15, 2012 (Wisconsin Area Health Education Centers, 2015). Of those 151 are child psychiatrists (Wisconsin Area Health Education Centers, 2015). Average hours/week is reported to be 41.8 hours (Wisconsin Area Health Education Centers, 2015). Wisconsin Area Health Education Centers estimates Wisconsin’s population-to-provider ratio for psychiatrists is 7,513:1 and an estimated 212 psychiatrists are needed to eliminate current Mental Health professional shortages in Wisconsin, more than in any other states as of April 2014 (Wisconsin Area Health Education Centers, 2015). To aid in the financial burden to a family, local, county, and state health and social services can assist in navigating programs that provide financial assistance. The Children 's Long-Term Support Home and Community-Based Medicaid Waivers (CLTS Waivers) provide a structure within which Medicaid funding is available to support children who are living at home or in the community and who have substantial limitations in multiple daily activities as a result of one or more of the following disabilities: developmental disabilities, severe emotional disturbances,…

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