I spent the better part of the last two days hunting down any covered social programs so Q can work on this issue of getting overly stimulated and getting into negative behavior to get whatever attention he can and because he just doesn't know what else to do..... Of course many require that they be fairly independent, which Q can be at times, but if needed there has to b e someone available to jump in there and help him negotiate his way and if needed to de-escalate situations. So one place where I used to work and where he used to go for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) preschoool/K day treatment/therapy...has a program but again, no. they suggested another place though and were actually super helpful. I called this other place and was sure of another no and they asked where he went to school. I told them and they said OH, we have LOTS of kids from that district! (now remember this district ONLY has kids who are not able to be handled for some reason in their home districts...usually behavioral).... They even contract to provide ESY services which they individualize for the kids. I described the good the bad the ugly....and they said he is right up their alley. ALL staff are CPI and other forms of crisis intervention trained. SO no injuries and they work to avoid hands on...take the prevention part very seriously. If a child is in need, they just make sure they hire a one on one and they said they would just start that way for Q and then see how it goes, if they can reduce. Then, no, it is not covered.... BUT turns out I budgeted for 15 hours of Integrated Listening Systems (ILS) andhave been using 12 per week. SO that leaves about 3600 dollars so far this year not used. The summer program is 2000 and I called his case manager and she already made the change! (She also said to ask t he p harmacy how much the extra p atches cost and she will help me hunt for funding if possible) So, I have the intake on Thursday. Here is the little section they show for this age. What I am not getting at the other social group is a chance to r eally go and interact with kids ....WITH guidance and feed back. This will have that. I told her what program he is in and she said if he is doing well there then their style is very similar. They do not do reward/consequences....they think outside the box. I hope it is as good as it sounds. She seemed like she really knew what she was talking about.