Well, I met the new Kaiser autism doctor today. She is really nice and seems really intelligent. But as soon as I told her I'd like regular speech therapy for Elliott since he's extremely behind, she shut down and said that Kaiser doesn't consider this a medical need so much as an educational need and that they'd only cover 2 sessions. Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but autism is a neurological (THEREFORE MEDICAL) condition.
There is this wonderful woman who provides a step-by-step guide to getting services from Kaiser. It is possible but it's so frustrating that they make you jump through hoops and their default mode is to not help autistic kids. What about parents who can't fight or don't realize they can?
The doctor said something like, "I know this isn't ideal, but..." It just makes me even more irritated because I know that she knows this is wrong.