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Old 09-26-2006, 07:20 PM
 
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My sister has a 10 year old son who is autistic. Her main concern is her son's education (she is currently living on Staten Island, New York). I was wondering what type of autistic services are available in North Carolina, and what schools or area, would be best for her son? Thank you, Dree
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Old 09-27-2006, 07:33 AM
 
Location: NC
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Hi dree. My son is also autistic and we live in union county. We moved about 2 years ago from CT to get better services for him. We could not be any happier with the help and services we get. The school system has been wonderful and also very helpful. In doing research before I moved here...NC is one of the better states in dealing with children with Autism. I am giving you some links to websites that may be helpful. Please feel free to pm me if you should need any additional info.

http://www.autismsociety-nc.org/
http://teacch.com/
http://www.autismspeaks.org/index2.php?intro=3

I hope some of this helps you out!
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Old 09-27-2006, 03:46 PM
 
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hi Dandevder,

Thank you SO much for those links. I have forwarded them to my sister.

~DRee
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Old 10-02-2006, 05:13 PM
 
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I would be interested in hearing about autism services in NC as well...

I am a Behavior Analyst..and would be seeking employment in North Carolina working with the autistic population.

I have only been able to locate one ABA school (The Mariposa School in Cary, NC). I talked to a parent of a boy I work with who has a friend with an autistic son living in NC. She had told her that ABA services were very hard to find, as TEACHH is so big down there. School districts are also unwilling to pay for services and she had to come up with the entire cost of a home program for her son out of pocket.

I'm really happy to hear from the other poster who said services were really good and easily accessible. This is really good news... If anyone has any other information I would love to hear it.
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Old 10-03-2006, 06:20 AM
 
Location: NC
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Summer33ny, I sent you a private message with some additional info. I am in Union County and this area has been wonderful! I could not be any happier wtih the services affered to my child. Best of luck to you.
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Old 10-03-2006, 06:29 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I am thrilled to hear that Union County is coming full circle and meeting the needs of autistic children. I hear about so many people fighting the system to get their children's IEP or 504 met.
As a child advocate in Union County who has fought for our children's rights for years, on a local, state, and national level, this is music to my ears.
Thanks for sharing, dandevder.
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Old 10-03-2006, 07:09 AM
 
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I am thrilled to hear that Union County is coming full circle and meeting the needs of autistic children. I hear about so many people fighting the system to get their children's IEP or 504 met.
As a child advocate in Union County who has fought for our children's rights for years, on a local, state, and national level, this is music to my ears.
Thanks for sharing, dandevder.
Many parents in this area are getting extra help with attaining those services now. Union County hired an Autism Specialist for the county. She has been very helpful. She attended an IEP update for my child and really helped to get the technical things explained properly to both sides...the parents and the educators. She was also very helpful in getting word out to the parents about Union County chapter meetings of the Autism Society of NC. It is really nice to have this service available and I hope more counties look into offering it.
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Old 10-03-2006, 08:45 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I have to believe that we have made a difference in the area by requesting that Union County come into the 21st century with the treatment of disabled children. There were articles and news stories that depicted our county in a very negative, yet factual way. It is great to know that the district is making strides to do the right things for children. It has not always been positive.
It makes the work worthwhile.
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Old 10-03-2006, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Sorry in advance if I'm talking out of line here but aren't some people taking their children to Chelation therapy for autism? I thought I read that somewhere. If so, there's a great chelation place in Asheville. I went there for 2 weeks of treatments while staying in nearby Hendersonville looking at real estate. The MD's name attached to the clinic is Dr John Wilson. I can look for the card for the name of the clinic if anyone wants.

The treatment has helped me on a totally different illness.
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Old 10-03-2006, 12:20 PM
 
Location: NC
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I have not met anyone in this area that does use chelation. I do not think many will try this until it is proven to work. I just researched it some before writing this and can find no solid evidence for it unless you have high levels of lead (FDA approved only for high levels of lead). My child was tested for lead and was well below the limits, so I never considered it for him. I am glad to hear it worked for you with your illness. I would love to hear your take on Chelation because I have heard alot of negative about it.
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