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Old 04-14-2009, 05:18 PM
 
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Hi,

I have a 13 yr old with Aspergers syndrome (high functioning, good academics) and we are relocating to Central Jersey this summer. We are looking into Princeton and West Windsor school districts. He is doing well in a very small private school here in Florida. Does anyone have any advice on private vs public school in both these areas?

Thanks
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:07 PM
 
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Hi,

I have a 13 yr old with Aspergers syndrome (high functioning, good academics) and we are relocating to Central Jersey this summer. We are looking into Princeton and West Windsor school districts. He is doing well in a very small private school here in Florida. Does anyone have any advice on private vs public school in both these areas?

Thanks
Princeton and West Windsor have good schools, I don't have first hand knowledge of their special services but you can check out these sites-

Student Services

special education pto princeton

West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District (http://www.west-windsor-plainsboro.k12.nj.us/specialservices.html - broken link)

You might want to contact the directors of the Special Services and discuss your childs' particular needs.

If they don't work for you, there are a number of private schools in the area-

Mercer County Private Schools - New Jersey/NJ - Private School Review

Good luck with your search and welcome to New Jersey!
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:34 PM
 
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Thanks JerseyJ. This really helped and I was able to call and speak with some well informed parents from the PTO website.
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Old 05-07-2009, 02:34 AM
 
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West Windsor does have a program for autistic children, they also have something called "The Academy" which is like an alternative track for students struggling with classes due to depression, anxiety, etc. It is a wonderful program. I know they are involved with autistic services within the school, definitely call and ask for more information.
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Old 06-21-2009, 07:17 AM
 
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Hello AMSMOM,
I was wondering how your research into schools (Princeton-West Windsor) for special needs turned out? I am in a similar situation at the moment. We are considering moving to NJ and are looking (primarily) into Princeton. How did you go about your research and what did you find? I'm a bit overwhelmed, since the primary reason for moving is for the schools & it's not easy to find information re. how schools are for special ed.
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MG (btw, funny that we both have "ams" in our user name)!
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Old 06-21-2009, 03:25 PM
 
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Hello AMSMOM,
I was wondering how your research into schools (Princeton-West Windsor) for special needs turned out? I am in a similar situation at the moment. We are considering moving to NJ and are looking (primarily) into Princeton. How did you go about your research and what did you find? I'm a bit overwhelmed, since the primary reason for moving is for the schools & it's not easy to find information re. how schools are for special ed.
Thanks,
MG (btw, funny that we both have "ams" in our user name)!
WW and Plainsboro are well-known for special education, maybe even better than Princeton. Good luck.
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Old 06-28-2009, 01:42 PM
 
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Hi MGAMS,
I wrote you a reply to your question above but not sure if you got it as it is not appearing in this thread.
Anyway just to summarize we have decided to go with the Princeton regional school dist after speaking with special ed school personnel and parents at both West Windsor and Princeton school dist.
Best of luck with your decision.
Amsmom
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:45 PM
 
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Are you still happy with that decision? Looking to move in May with 12 year old aspie....
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:46 PM
 
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oh, and any specific contacts there? any budget cut conerns? Soooo much to consider! thanks!
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:46 AM
 
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Hi....interestingly I am in the same situation! i have two boys (9 and 10 years old) who are in private special ed schools in manhattan. we are moving to nj and princeton public schools are high on our list. can you tell me what you think so far re: your choice?

and, if anyone has insight into the chathams school district...that would be very much appreciated!
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