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Old 09-24-2011, 05:32 AM
 
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I am re posting this message in this section hoping to get better response

I have a son 4 year old with Autism (milder side), We live in Jersey City zipcode 07305, Doctor recommended inclusive class with ABA teacher - I have some questions

* What are the policies for selecting a school, Can parents choose from list of available schools? or we have to go with whatever they give us? can we ask for out of district schools?
* Do you know of any online/offline parents support group in jersey city?
* What is the best school district for children with autism in New Jersey or Tristate area?
* Do you know of any good website(s) that provide more information about autism (I know that there are plenty online but looking for useful onces)

Thanks for reading my post and sharing your experiences

 
Old 09-24-2011, 06:19 AM
 
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My friend was stationed at Monmouth, I can ask her how they did autism services there. In my general experience:
- Most districts centralize autism services, and have a school that specializes in autism. Usually they will send students to that particular school. That being said you don't have to go with what they give you, especially if the placement isn't what you want. You can ask for out of district school.
- Don't know
- Don't know
- YES-- Autism Speaks, Autism Society of America (look up Jersey, they usually have regional/state organizations-- they will also be a fantastic resource for you about the school districts), try Yahoo Groups, Meet Up, if you are military American Military Family Autism Support (AMFAS), TACA (Talk About Curing Autism) there are so many support groups out there it's unreal-- you don't have to do this alone. If you are newly diagnosed, Autism Speaks has a really great pamphlet about the first 100 days of a diagnosis, I highly recommend it. The best resource is your diagnosing physician. Call up the nurse and ask for support group information.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 09-25-2011, 05:49 PM
 
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Thanks for the response. Please let me know your friends experience in Monmouth
 
Old 09-25-2011, 07:15 PM
 
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