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Old 03-27-2018, 12:04 PM
 
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Frankly, I wouldn't move here. I have not had good experiences with getting the services we need, or them following it. If you can live in any state, I would start by researching which states have the best accommodations and services. For example, when we lived in Virginia, we homeschooled and we would get notices every year that we are entitled to services if we needed them. We didn't need them then, so I have no idea if they were easy to work with or not. I never got a notice from NC stating homeschooled children are entitled to services.

We do not homeschool any longer and have had a great experience with one child who does not need any accommodations and horrible experiences with the other who does. Even a psychologist we saw here stated there aren't any good options for kids that need accommodations and he wished he had the money to start his own school.

There are two schools in Charlotte specifically for learning disabilities and accommodations: Fletcher and The John Crosland School. I have heard both positive and negative things about them, but the tuitions are hefty. I have no personal experience with either.

The next move we make will specifically be based on finding a state that has a school system able to accommodate my child.

Thank you so much for being straight with me. I just had a long conversation last night with a colleague in Charlotte who basically told me what you have.
I was hopeful because on paper NC and especially CMS appear to have implemented some really good community health services, but it appears to be nothing more than "policy" that isn't followed at all.
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Old 03-29-2018, 10:10 AM
 
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Thank you so much for being straight with me. I just had a long conversation last night with a colleague in Charlotte who basically told me what you have.
I was hopeful because on paper NC and especially CMS appear to have implemented some really good community health services, but it appears to be nothing more than "policy" that isn't followed at all.
I would agree with all this.

What about one of the smaller communities like Mooresville schools? Or Greensboro, Fort Mill, Greenville (SC), etc?

What are your other choices?
Is a large metro area a must? With your budget and your needs, I would be looking for a smaller community with more affordable housing and a chance to get known in the schools.

This is just a quick list, but best states for special needs:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.huffp...f33a0280ab/amp
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Old 06-03-2018, 12:58 PM
 
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I can only speak from personal experience in the Iredell-Statesville school district. The schools are VERY large and teachers are not great with following IEPs. My friends in the CMS district say the same thing. The John Crosland School and Fletcher School in Charlotte are supposed to be excellent for a child like yours, but they are very expensive private schools. They likely offer scholarships and financial assistance so you may want to look at them. Another option would be to look at a small Christian school with class sizes under 18 kids. They do exist. While they don't offer the resources of the large schools, you child may have less anxiety as many of these schools offer a "homey" environment. Many also offer financial assistance.
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Old 06-04-2018, 02:46 PM
 
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I can only speak from personal experience in the Iredell-Statesville school district. The schools are VERY large and teachers are not great with following IEPs. My friends in the CMS district say the same thing. The John Crosland School and Fletcher School in Charlotte are supposed to be excellent for a child like yours, but they are very expensive private schools. They likely offer scholarships and financial assistance so you may want to look at them. Another option would be to look at a small Christian school with class sizes under 18 kids. They do exist. While they don't offer the resources of the large schools, you child may have less anxiety as many of these schools offer a "homey" environment. Many also offer financial assistance.
I agree with everything you say, except the small Christian School. We went that route and they told us up front they couldn't provide what our child needs. I have contacted many, many schools from Huntersville to Statesville and they just can't meet the needs of children who need help.
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