Planning to transfer to Florida next year. Im from NY. Just wanna know if Florida is one of the best state to raise a kid with Autism.

Planning to transfer to Florida next year. Im from NY. Just wanna know if Florida is one of the best state to raise a kid with Autism.

I have a son who is still 7 years old diagnosed with Autism. I wanna know if state of Florida has services/programs and best school for kids with Autism. And if there are good ones which city/area in Florida. Thank you.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

NO!!!!!! There’s a Dateline special about this very issue. If you have OnDemand, look it up. OMGoodness! Are u in the city? Do you have a choice? If you do, stay in NY. 🙏🏻

edited, originally posted about 1 year ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Wow, great question and responses. I have been thinking of the exact same thing and these answers are a big surprise, I got the idea they had good autism supports. I'm considering working remotely and trying somewhere for a while to see whats available for my 9 yo daughter. Michigan is not great, or Indiana near me, Seems like cities may beat country but hard to get any decent info. In searching though, New York keeps popping up as great, Just searching websites,been really wowed by the Rebecca School, and NY nest program sounds promising (but if moving I want a warmer climate lol)

posted about 1 year ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I'd agree. I heard about NC as well not being very good.

Lots of New Yorkers like to move to the south to avoid high taxes and winter weather, if you have children, it might not be such a good choice.

posted about 1 year ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Just FYI, my opinions about FL are based on FIRST HAND knowledge. My children were abused relentlessly and so was my family. There’s an acute sense of “How dare you bring a child into this world who’s not perfect.” And/or of “you must have abused, neglected, done drugs or somehow CAUSED their special needs rather than a focus on Helping them excel. Just Google Okaloosa County School and Autism charges. dozens of other counties will pop and you’ll see what I’m talking about. In FL, everyone except tourists are wearing scarlet letters and are fair game. The reason the COL is so cheap is Because there are more elderly dying and having taxes levied on their properties than there are young people with families now. The young are getting out ASAP. Before I had my children, FL was my home, I loved it, and I still miss the ocean and so much about it. But the trauma my children are still working through and finding words to describe is nothing short of heartbreaking. Unless you can find a mega millionaire to pay for a specially trained team of people to teach your child privately, I wouldn’t even consider it.

posted about 1 year ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

North Texas(North Dallas area especially), Southern California, Utah and Colorado that I know of. North Carolina’s TEACCH program is really good but seems imo to stall out once they hit puberty. Again, every child reacts differently however.

posted about 1 year ago
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