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Old 09-13-2016, 01:43 PM
 
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We have a blended family with 5 kiddos. One will be off to college and I have one with high functioning Autism and a speech delay. My son, with Autism, is in PPCD in a pretty good school district, however, I am tired of the concrete jungle in DFW, TX. It is miserable in the summers and not pretty to look at. Where are the best school districts in Colorado for Special Education?
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Old 09-13-2016, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Eastern Colorado
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What the best school districts are for Autistic kids in Colorado depends heavily on who you ask and what level their child is on the spectrum compared to what that district already has in place. I have a severly autistic daughter and used to be involved in several charity organizations, so I have some knowledge of what is available throughout different areas of the state. Usually if people are coming from out of state I would tell them to avoid Colorado as their funding for special needs is pretty low as is the funding for schools overall, but they are reportedly better than you will find in Texas. What part of Colorado are you considering moving too?
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Old 09-13-2016, 02:04 PM
 
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Interested in Colorado Springs or outside of Boulder. Thank y I u for the info.
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Old 05-01-2017, 12:14 PM
 
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I'm have the same question... I'm also possibly moving to Co from just south of DFW. We are looking in the same area. Any luck with find information about the best school districts? My son will be going into 1st grade and is non verbal autistic.
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Old 05-01-2017, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Eastern Colorado
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Boulder valley school district was among the best in the state, school district 20 in Colorado Springs has a good reputation. Jefferson county used to be decent but not great and are having problems with closing schools. Fort Collins was good for my daughter me for a while but has developed some major issues. Adams district 12 in the northern part of the metro area was developing the programs last I heard but that has been a couple of years ago. Cherry Creek in south Denver is a good school district and well funded but it is not really close to the Springs or Boulder. Douglass county schools leave a lot to be desired.
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Old 05-01-2017, 01:30 PM
 
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My daughter was in the special ed program in Boulder Valley School District. We were very happy with the school and services she received. She is now 21 and in adult services. There is a fantastic organization in Boulder County that services people of all ages with disabilities. Imagine! Colorado. Imaginecolorado.org
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Old 05-01-2017, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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We really like district 20 in North Colorado Springs. We moved from NM specifically for that school district and medical in Denver. My specisl needs kiddo doesn't have autism but he has a lot of other things and we've been happy with our decision. My best advice is to call all of the districts and more importantly schools you are looking into and discuss your child's specific needs. This is how we decided on our son's school. Best of luck.
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