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Old 08-08-2017, 12:43 AM
Location: Portal to the Pacific
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I don't know if this is a state or federal requirement... but many years ago when my son was trying to get services through an IEP the Washington State school district we were in wanted us to get an updated medical diagnosis for autism. It had been five years since his previous diagnosis of PDD-NOS.

I think it secured funding or something like that.

So now my brother-in-law and his family are looking at immigrating to the US (for a competitive and lucrative technical program manager position for a high tech corporation... just wanted to mention the context in case "Mexican" is a trigger word ).


My nephew is on the spectrum in addition to be being an ESL learner. I told my sister-in-law how special education operates in my state/country and she asked me if his diagnosis from a Mexican medical institution will be valid upon arrival to secure an IEP or if they'll have to wait and go through the diagnostic process (which can take many months as I'm sure those familiar know) here in the States. I don't know that answer. I actually have to visit my kids' school tomorrow so I'll ask when I stop by, but in the meantime maybe someone out in the City Data world knows about it.

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Old 08-08-2017, 09:06 AM
Location: Mid South Central TX
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Our district, I believe, would accept it; however, all of his records from the school and the doctor would need to be translated. Our district (and, I believe, the whole state) requires the use of specific translation services. That process could take a while.
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