Nonverbal doesn’t simply equate to a lack of words. In many cases, it’s a loss of voice, or worse yet, a loss of choice. Such was the case for Kameron Grenus, a 16-year-old Lakeland School student with Cerebral Palsy. Unfortunately for Kameron and many others with special needs, speech therapy is not covered by medical insurance. “After an initial assessment with the speech therapist, we submitted the necessary paperwork to the insurance company,” says Kameron’s mom, Dusti O
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The cost of raising a child today is more than $245,000, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And you can multiply the amount by at least ten times when your child has special needs. “Do you pay for a babysitter so you can go to work? An iPad and software so we can communicate? Or a side-by-side bike so he can exercise and enjoy himself? The bike was the first thing to be eliminated; it just wasn’t in our budget,” says Hasmig Tempesta, whose 12-year-old son, Za