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Does Anyone Know If Texas Has A Good Autism (early Intervention Clinic?)

Does Anyone Know If Texas Has A Good Autism (early Intervention Clinic?)

My family and i will be moving out of state and I have no idea where to start looking. All i know is that i need to find someone asap. I just want my son to get all the help he can…also i plan on homeschooling my child but im not sure if that would help him since i was told by a speech therapist that his autism may also be “environmental” but i dont feel comftrable leaving him especially since he isnt speaking yet. 😞 hes still a toddler but i cant help to think ahead…is this normal to feel this… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

First off your not.crazy. it's completely normal to be scared of the road ahead. It's gonna be a long journey but in the end it will all be worth it. My son 3 1/2 is also non verbal. I have had so many specialist for for son. I'm not kidding like 26 .... and I have never heard that before. He has his speech pathologist tomorrow so I can ask her. But in my opinion if you feel and are able to homeschooling why not? On the other hand Texas i believe Texas has a bit less resources than California for autism. I could be wrong in this.
Google Autism Speaks it will tell you the resources in Texas. With the school thing. I did have my son in public school. What they did was I had an IEP meeting.( I did this with the regional office)and I ended up putting him in an autism class. 1 teacher per 3 students. There were 9 kids in total. I thought It be good to be in there because he was technically getting a head start before he turns 5 and has to start kindergarten. The difference between me homeschooling and taking him to school. I guess the difference would be him being able to socialize with children with 2 different times in the day. Which is important for his social skills.
If you home school you can always take him to socialize at a gated park or like play dates.
Everyone learns at their own pace. I'm sure your child will be fine either way. BTW proud that you are in top of getting him help. That's most important especially so young is a better outcome. Good luck most definitely.

posted 13 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Two of my three kids were Homeschooled to graduation and they went on to go to college. My youngest has only been Homeschooled as well, but will need to have it his entire life to keep the skills he has.
My oldest and youngest are both Autistic, but on different ends of the spectrum. I have stepped into classrooms with my Son, when we were invited to do so by the faculty in more than one school district, and can honestly say my Husband and I made the right choice for our kids.
Rest assured, you know your child better than any teacher, therapist, or specialist, and you know better than they do what is best for your little one. If they are afraid he won't have other kids to socialize with, look into playgroups in your new area for kids his age. Also, try to find someone who does play therapy. It's therapy disguised as fun! :)

posted 11 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I don’t have a useful answer, but the MAT members including myself are here to support you. I must say CA does have more resources for autism. Someone I know who is HFA worked with autistic kids and he mentioned that for some reason Orange County has good schools. CA is expensive, so I understand why you want to move to TX.

posted 12 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I had my daughter in public schools til 6 th grade, and she is homeschooling now. Homeschooling is a commitment of time especially if the child has special needs. Both are good in different ways, if the school is well set up and has services set up it can be very good for your child with Autism, as long as you check up on those services and make sure they are doing them. For my daughter that was not the case. I spend a lot of time schooling her, she has grown out of OT and Speech and now she is learning life skills. The public system, if it works, can be good, it just was not a good fit for my daughter. Homeschooling is a sacrifice of time and money, but for S, it was the only way. Make an educated decision, talk to the schools, talk to homeschooling associations or groups. With homeschooling you can always return back to public school. Educate yourself, know your own limitations and do what is best for your child. 💕 they are worth it. Hope I did not get to wordy.

posted 13 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thanku these days i feel like giving up its been horrible…yes im sure it will my son knows momma is doing her best for him. Oh ok, yes please that would be helpful. Ive heard the same thing about tx which worries me so much. Sounds good i will google it and start from there…maybe in time i will change my mind and see what we do but ive never been apart from my son so idk how he will act. Which terrifies me…if not i hope i find a good school who has good kids and teachers because i will be so upset if my son gets bullied. I was bullied for years and now i take theraphy. Its ruins ur life 😭☹️

posted 13 days ago
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