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Anyone Have Great Success With Your Autistic Child's Public Elementary School And Their Educational Needs Being Met?

Anyone Have Great Success With Your Autistic Child's Public Elementary School And Their Educational Needs Being Met?

I am looking for anyone and their location to a great school district for our elementary school aged son. My husband and I are trying to relocate out of the Chicago area. We initially thought private school but are curious if their are great public schools out there. We are homeschooling now but he really does enjoy being in a school setting everyday.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Great schools in the Boston area. We are in Norfolk, MA and our son is really thriving in the public school. I also hear Newton, MA, Westwood, MA, Concord, MA have top notch special ed programs at the public schools.

posted almost 7 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Oh and we are in Orange, CA.

posted almost 7 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

That depends on his needs. My daughter is very high functioning ASD and severe ADHD. Her cognitive level is above average. We have her in a public behavioral special day class (called SPOT ON) with pull outs for mainstreaming. Most of her therapies are in class. All the other students have their various therapies in class as well. Its ABA all day long. She is thriving and learning at her own pace there. Next year they will test her for Gifted and Talented Education (GATE). If she is identified as GATE, they will implement that curriculum into the special day class. It was not easy to have her identified for this particular program but it was so worth it!

posted almost 7 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

We are doing well, where one child is in the public school and the other the school is paying for to be in residential care. We got what we needed and in general they are pretty good but we still had to fight.

I would chose where I go by the state first and then the school system. They are not going to just give in though anywhere but some places are better than others, we chose to move here because the state was good and we wanted are daughter to go to NECC so we moved close and worked for it

posted almost 7 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My sons are currently at a great public school. We live in Chesapeake, Va. but they have been at other public schools in Chesapeake that weren't as great.

posted almost 7 years ago
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