On average, it costs four times as much to raise a child with special needs. Part of this expense is adaptive equipment. The average number of pieces of equipment needed is 4-6 per child. Even the care for children without physical disabilities can be staggering. A child with autism may incur expenses of over $60,000 per year!
To cover these costs, families take out loans, max out credit cards and use retirement savings to pay for the here and now. Or, the kids simply go without recommended care.
Families also rely heavily on insurance. Unfortunately, insurance doesn’t always cover equipment and costs that the children desperately need. That’s where Variety KC and our generous partners come in. Variety provides much needed mobility equipment and communication devices – we fund needs, not just wants.
Please help us to help families right here in the Kansas City area. Give generously today at varietykc.org/donate. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!