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Blessed_with_autism_2Win a copy of Blessed with Autism by Christina Peck.

For the first time in print, Blessed with Autism, the Workbook, author Christina Peck shares her tools for success in receiving monetary  reimbursement for therapy from private insurance companies. 

Stories within the book reflect the author’s personal experience as well as the experiences of hundreds of clients she’s helped over the past five years.  This insightful book aims to give parents of children with Autism and other special needs the help they need to secure financial support for many different types of therapy.  Inside the workbook, readers can find many mportant questions to ask their private insurance carrier, samples of letters to request an increase in covered therapy, and invoice templates to submit bills for reimbursement.

‘This book is an indispensable tool that is a must-have for any parent with a POS or PPO plan who has not yet received reimbursement from insurance.’ - J.S., parent

Leave your name in the comments section to enter. Winner selected within a week.  Go to Blessed with Autism to buy a copy.



I would like to be entered to win the book. Thanks so much.

Lori Higgins

I would like to be entered into the contest to win a copy of this book. Thank ou


I would absolutely LOVE a copy of this book. I'm a mom of a 22 year old with severe autism and I also work with families so this would be super helpful to have!


Hello, I would love to win this book. Raising a grandson on the spectrum is extremely hard. He has made leaps and boinds, however, it is always good to have a backup plan in your back pocket when it comes to the insurance companies and being on a very limited income here.

Warm regards,


Beth Katten

I would love a copy of this book. Thanks Kim.


Would love a copy of this book


Yah, a lance I can hold when I joust w/ the insurance company!


I have a 6 1/2 year old son who is autistic and at this time non-verbal. Need all the help we can get. thanks

Vera Alexander

We've been providing schooling our son unilaterally for 3 years now in the absence of appropriate public school IEP and placement. He responded very well to intensive and individualized ABA (we had to pay for all therapists and BCBA), but we are completely drained financially. We presented our case to our insurance demonstrating that ABA was "medically necessary" for him as prescribed by a psychologist, but our insurance keep rejecting all our claims. Would love to read this book for any groundbreaking advice.

Ruth Fulling

I have seen this author speak, and it was enlightening to say the least. She has opened our eyes to the financial help we can have to better help our PDD-NOS 4 yr old. I have my suit of armor on now, thanks to Christine and am ready to battle my insurance!!

Ronak Shah

Christina has wealth of information, which sure must have made to this book. Hope it helps lot of families including mine.

Count me in for the drawing.


Can't wait!!......Finally!!
Put me down for the drawing!


Would Love this book!


Count me in for the drawing! Sounds like it could be a great use to our family..we have 3 kids, 2 on the Spectrum...

Mom to Ethan, Alex, and Megan

Meg Naughton

Wow!! This book seems like it could really help our family...if we don't win, I'll definately put it in my letter to Santa!!

Annie Cerpa

As a parent of a child with Autism, I know this book will be a map, giving direction and helping to avoid the potholes and bumps in the road. I also hold monthly parent resouce/support meeting and I am sure the parents would be very interested in having their own copy for to help navigate their constant journey. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

Laura Lisius

I would love to win a copy of this book!


Like the others before me... I am the father of 3yr old diagnosed PDD-NOS. The bills and confusion are overwhelming. I would welcome a copy of the book and the opportunity to learn more from someone who has documented the pitfalls and path that lead to help.

G  Zanolini.

As a professional working with special needs families and the mother of a young adult with Asperger's, this book will be a valuable resource.

Sandy Kitzhaber

I am looking forward to reading and learning information from this book. Whatever can be done to help, it's the best thing for all involved.

Elisha Cohen-Monzella, MA, CCC-SLP

This looks to be another great resource for the families that I work with in NJ. I will be spreading the word and picking up a copy of the book myself.


This book is long overdue!

It looks fantastic.

Please sign me up.

Dana Read

Thank you to the author for writing such an important and needed resource for our community and thank you to Age of Autism for promoting it. If I don't win, I will certainly purchase it....once I receive that reimbursement check from my insurance company! :)

Lori Edwards

I teach special education in a low income (Title 1) area, and I would love to be able to offer this as a resource to the parents of our autistic students! Good luck to everyone!!! Add me into the contest, please.


Oooh, this book sounds great. As a service provider (PT), I try to assist my client's families as best I can in terms of getting reimbursement and this info will be invaluable.

Thanks for writing such a great resource for parents and professionals!

Anne Knight

I am so excited someone finally wrote a book about this subject -- It is as neccessary as ABA and Bio-med. Please add my name to the list for the give-away. I would love to read this book!!!

Andi VanVuren

Wow! This book sounds like the answer to a lot of prayers! It is a daily struggle to get treatments covered which takes away valuable time we could be spending with the kids and helping them improve! I have 2 children with autism, 4 all together. My 2 youngest are affected. We have ran the gamut of either- they made too much progress or they aren't progressing. Seems there is always some reason to deny the claims. That therapy isn't covered. We parents have weekly cram sessions to figure out what to do next. Networking helps but I sure hope this is what we are able to do next!!

Tami Leonard

I would love a copy of this book!! Looks great!!

christina peck

Hi all- I have been reading your messages throughout the day and hope my book can help all of you.

One thing I want all to note: As I read your notes and I see that many have gotten denied for services; keep one thing in mind: If you code your child as "autism 299.00" it will most likely be denied. Try Physical Therapy Cpt Code 97110 for Hypotonia diagnosis code 728.9, try OT (cpt code 97112) for lack of coordination 781.3, Try Speech for Apraxia 784.69 or chroinc ear infections 381.00 or feeding speech therapy (cpt code 92526) for diagnosis code 783.3 Feeding difficulties. Call your insurance companies tomorrow and ask them your benefits (mostly out of network) for those conditions NOT Autism.....I gaurentee many of you (denied in the past) will be plesantly surprised!!!

Christina Peck CPC :)

Tanners Dad


Maggie Randall

Sounds like a great book!

Sonja Lopez

Thanks for the chance to enter...good luck to everyone.


Cyndi Newton

This book loooks awesome.
Please add me to the running...I would LOVE to have a copy!!! :)
Thanks to all!
Cyndi, mommy to Matthew (age 3.5, moderate ASD)

Lisa Brown

This book looks like a must read for me! Thanks for letting us all know about this.


Laura Abby

Sounds like a great resource. Would love to check it out.

Liz Parker

Kim and Christina - What a timely book! Not only has my daughter been denied therapies and medical care, but so have virtually all of the children whose families I support with my volunteer efforts. I run a small non-profit from which I take no salary or reimbursement for the expense of running the business (it is simply a labor of love); it is my mission to help as many families as possible improve the quality of their lives; despite autism. I have a lending library and know this book would receive wide circulation - helping MANY children receive the care they need but have been denied. Thank you for this opportunity (I imagine you will have a VERY difficult time choosing)! Love and light to all readers of this post!!!


I would love to have this book! The insurance companies get away with too much!!


I would love to have a copy of this book, we have had our share of terrible things and would love to fight the insurance company but I don't have a lot of strength after fighting the school and our other money issues! Thanks for the opportunity to get this book!

Cathy Jameson

Thanks for the opportunity for a great resource.

Amy Yardley

Thanks for the opportunity!

christina peck

Thanks all- I look forward to hearing all your feedback! Also check out my site for upcoming speaking engagements.

Christina Peck CPC

Christina Peck CPC

Hi all- Thanks Kim for spreading the word about my book. I am the parent of 2 children with PDD-NOS (one was de-classified to ADD!!!) I hope this book will help all of you gain the knowledge you need to fight (and Beat!) your insurance. This book goes over more traditional treatments like ABA, OT, ST and PT and also includes information regariding IEP's. Stay tuned for my next book that will cover supplements, HBOT, chelation and more. I look forward to hearing your feedback :)


Noel von Dallwitz

We have private insurance and have had many of our bills denied by them. This book looks like it will be a big help.


This book sounds like a great resource, and is just what we need. Thanks!

Sonya Johnson

I would love to have this book. I have a son who is 7 he has AS.
I am so glad you put your knowledge into book form. You are truly bless.


I would love to read this book. Our 7yr non-verbal son has been denied speach therapy because it "is not medically nessasary" This idea was proven untrue when our son was placed in a scalding hot bath by a hospice nurses aid. Thank God he would not sit down and only sustained 1st and 2nd degree burns on both lower legs and feet from standing 20-30 minutes in scalding hot water.


Treating autism is getting to be highly unaffordable. Coverage for toxin removal (lead, aluminum, mercury) would be greatly appreciated.

Wouldn't mind some coverage for the fear and anxiety either. We are on our own, and are slowly going out of our minds. Phew!!

Joyce Matthews

I would love a copy of this book. My grandson who is 5 was diagnosed back in May and I am helping his single father raise him. Our disposable income is very low as I am retired and he is burdened with very high legal fees for his divorce and custody of his two boys.

Beth Evangelista

This book will be a great resource for a mom like me who doesn't have a job and needs to deal w/ a lot of stress in insurance coverage from my husband's self funded insurance.


Sign me up :o)
Thanks for all you do AoA!


Count me in. :)

maralee cannon

I am rasing my grandson who is severly autistic and his therapies take more than our disposbaleincome would love info in your book

michele i.

This book looks great!!


I'd like to enter! But Kim, if you pull my name, please give the book to DonMarie Smith (has three sons with autism).

I have one son with autism. We are barely getting by each month; I cannot imagine how difficult it would be with three.

My thoughts and prayers go out to all families with multiple children affected by autism.

Phyllis Parmelee

My children have been without appropriate services for years because we can not get anyone to help us. We are fighting DCF right now and this book would be a tremendous asset and blessing to us.

natalie tucker

I would love this book! One of my biggest headaches is dealing with insurance, trying to get coverage for ABA, speech, OT, and our DAN doctor.

Alison Davis

I'd like this one.


My family just started biomedical with my son, Parker, in June. So a book like this would be a Godsend of information.



Signing up for this contest.

Deborah K.

this would be great...our insurance does not cover OT or SP and we are constantly appealing the coverage.


Please include me in this one. Thanks.

Donmarie Smith

I could realy use a book like this. I have Three sons with autism.

Carol Bline

I am a professional and would love to pass this info on to my parents I work with. where can I buy this book? A needed resource!


Looks like a great book.

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