My family and I are moving to Massachusetts this summer. My son is currently 2 years old with ASD and will turn 3 early next year. We've not decided where to live and still looking around housing. My work will be in Cambridge, and we consider Watertown, Belmont, Arlington, or perhaps Newton. Which school district would you recommend for special preschool? These towns are usually well rated for public schools but I'd like to know which town(s) would probably provide better services for… read more
I went to a conference for my son's 3 year old transition to school with an Advocate/Parent Consultant. Her name is Elizabeth Bostic (Phone number can only be seen by the question and answer creators) her e-mail [[email: [[email: [[email: (Email address can only be seen by the question and answer creators) If you want more information you can contact her she has a lot of information and also she has a son with Autism. Hope this help you. Good Luck
We (Center for Autism and Related Disorders) have two offices in Massachusetts now. We are out of Plymouth and the Boston area. If you're seeking ABA services or resources, they may be able to help. I also suggest searching for parents via their zip code, that are on this site to ask them specifically about the school in the areas you're considering moving to. :)
Most of the school systems in MA are the same as to what they provide so I would make the choice by which area you can afford. Of those towns Cambridge and newton are going to be the most expensive.
I would also contact early steps because your child is under 3, and also the Department of developmental services and apply for services, they can help. You will also want to apply for Mass Health for insurance. If you already get SSI and you combine them you will have no co pays for your child