Seems like everything I say, write and think about lately starts with "in the current economic climate..." but the truth is little has changed for my kid at school or in the regional center. For five years, Regional Center has denied Augmentative Communication services and devices for my child at home. This year, they may provide them. It seems like they should have all along, under the Lanterman Act. That is also what Protection and Advocacy described in a Q&A for families.
A friend and local advocate shared this thought with me: