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Old 07-15-2010, 02:26 AM
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I have a teen son with NVLD and PTSD ..i will be graduating form nursing school as a LPN in Dec...I am trying to find out if Texas is a good place for us to move to...i am getting mixed messages from a lot of articles and documents on mental health care there...and he needs proper schooling for his special needs...i wont even look for a job until i know that the state or at least a part of the state where we will live will help me care for his schooling and mental health needs...once that is accomplished ill do job huntin get the job and move there.

WE are partial to the south because My son needs outdoor activity thatb is not hindered by climate changes that are so drastic like frigid weather...its unbearable for me and my son and a pool is very therapeutic for him he dont need his meds while hes in the pool. And it helps center him. The economy stinks here in Wisc.as well.bad memories too you name it...!

Any thoughts or suggestions give me a holler~Thanks
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Old 07-15-2010, 06:58 AM
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Texas is not known for it's mental health care or funding, the state is ranked 49th in per capita expenditures, which doesn't exactly speak volumes to the state's commitment for care.
Mental health programs hit hard in proposed budget cuts

You might check out the Triangle area of North Carolina (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill), particularly Chapel Hill and the neighboring town of Carrboro. The school system in Chapel Hill/Carrboro is one of the best in the country, and well-funded at all levels. Chapel Hill is a college town (UNC) and educators always demand the best for their kids. Chapel Hill has a mild four season climate and you won't be forced indoors 2 to 3 months out of the year. The cost of living is reasonable and the job market isn't as bad as many areas of the country. It's safe and welcoming, and I think you would really love it there.

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Exceptional Children - Exceptional Children Home
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Carrboro, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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