We are grateful for your support. Donations are tax-deductible and can be made in a variety of ways:
Credit Card: Through our secure online giving form or phone at 508-856-5615. If donating online, please choose Other UMMS Funds, Scroll Down to Autism, and select the Autism Insurance Resource Center.
Check: To make your gift by check, please make it payable to the UMass Medical School Foundation – Insurance Resource Center, and mail to: UMass Chan Medical School, Office of Advancement, 333 South Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Donor Advised Fund: UMass Memorial Foundation Tax ID -04-3108190. Specify Insurance Resource Center in your Memo
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My son, J, who is a little over 2 years old now was recently diagnosed with Autism. This diagnosis was a severe blow to my wife and I and quite frankly we have had a very hard time dealing/coping with it and adjusting to our “new normal”.Between all the Early Intervention services, appointments, evaluations, and now this diagnosis, my wife and I have just been so overwhelmed and feel completely defeated. I can’t tell you how many conversations I have had over the phone with Insurance representatives who just throw numbers at me and are down right condescending towards my lack of knowledge on the subject matter. Often, I end up leaving those phone conversations more confused than when I started.My experience with Terri was nothing short of amazing. She explained things to me in a way which I was able to understand, and I felt as though she completely understood my confusion with the whole process. She even explained things to me that, quite frankly, I didn’t even know existed. From the very beginning of the conversation Terri’s passion for what she does was clearly evident. Being new to this diagnosis, my wife and I still have so much learning and adapting to do but speaking with Terri was great because I truly got the vibe that I was speaking with someone who really knew what she was talking about from personal experience. I now feel so much better knowing that I have her as a contact to lean on if I have any more questions …