Originally Posted by GypsySoul22
I personally love the Babylon area but we will not be able to handle the cost of rents. I wonder how Lindenhurst is for middle and high school. (and special ed)
I speak from experience. My son is now 16 years old, and has always been "different" if you know what I mean. And if you have a kid with Asperger's, you do
He was never diagnosed with it, per-se, but he fits the symptoms list.
He had speech problems as a toddler, which developed a few months after one of his vaccinations, he just pretty much stopped talking and wouldn't look you in the eye. Much like autism, but not nearly as severe. I personally don't think the vaccination had anything to do with it, and do NOT want to get into that here.
Some further background, I was the exact same way as a child. Not looking people in the eye, disaffected, speech issues, etc. Even got speech therapy in 1969 in kindergarten in Half Hollow Hills, so you can imagine how "special" I was
Anyway, my wife inquired about speech therapy from the school, and even before kindergarten, at the age of only 4 years old, the school was willing to send someone into the home to work with my son. She was GREAT. June was her first name. She did more than speech therapy though, there was a lot of social-behavior-modification type stuff.
He continued to receive speech therapy through the first few years of school, AND was also given physical therapy because he was uncoordinated in walking, using his hand strength, that sort of thing. I think it lasted up through 5th grade.
Lindenhurst continually checked his progress, calling us in to the admin building a few times a year to review his progress, meet with his special-ed teachers, the school psychologist, and everything. One time, my wife was sick and I couldn't make it because of work, and they teleconferenced her in on the phone so they could hold the meeting.
Professional, there for us at every turn, you name it. I can't say one bad thing about Lindenhurst in terms of the treatment they gave us, the teachers, everything, even for someone like my son who was not diagnosed with anything, but was obviously in need of some extra help and got it.