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Old 05-31-2008, 08:41 PM
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We're planning on moving to the Brownsburg, IN area. Can someone tell me in their opinion which schools would be better for my 2 Autistic children? Brownsburg or Avon? Thanks for the information.
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Old 06-01-2008, 06:55 AM
Location: Houston-ish, TX
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I have worked in the Avon schools as a Substitute teacher, both in the elementary schools's moderate to severe disabilty class and at the Intermediate school in the mild class. I have been very impressed with the classes I helped out in. In each of the classes, I was struck by the amount of personalized attention the teachers were able to give, the tools and activites used to help each child, the care I saw in the faces of the teachers.

I don't have any experience with the Brownsburg schools, and I don't do much subbing anymore now that my real estate business is picking up. If you have any more specific questions, feel free to DM me.
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Old 06-02-2008, 10:44 AM
Location: Western Hoosierland
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you really should research both school corporations.Central indiana school corportations dont have the best track record when dealing with Autistic Children. about a month ago police in Carmel where called to a middle school and tazed a 12 year old Autistic boy because he was giving the school a problem. so research both school corporations and report to us with your findings and maybe we can help from there.
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Old 06-02-2008, 06:28 PM
Location: Bloomington IN
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This link might be a good starting point for you. If you call the number listed they might be able to give you some further information of about parent groups that can assist you.

IRCA Table of Contents or Navigation Page for Access Autism (http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/irca/fmain1.html - broken link)

I know in Bloomington there is a support group for families with autistic children. I believe there are other groups in other parts of the state. IMO those families would be the absolute best source of information about schools and school districts. I know enough about the IEP process and special needs children via a nephew to know that other parents with similarly abled children are the greatest resource. They can also give you LOTS of tips about how to get what you want/need for your child despite the reluctance on the part of many districts to do so because of financing issues.
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