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Old 12-12-2007, 09:13 PM
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I'm currently considering moving from CT to NC. I'm not sure, what would be the best place for me to live. I have a 9 year old nephew who has autism and I would like to be in the area where the best schools are for him. I guess,that will ultimately make the difference for me.

Any help out there would be great. I have lived in Greensboro NC for 4 years, so, I am not new to the South.
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Old 12-13-2007, 12:11 AM
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I would say RDU but please be warned that NC is going through something for the last 5 or 6 years ... mental health reform.

When I worked w/my first child w/autism, we split shifts totalling 40 hours a week... We were highly trained and phd level clinicians delivered at least 1/4 of his care...

Now, that's just not happening...

So, I guess it depends on his level of functionality... The more rural the area, the more difficult it will be to find competent staff... Also, know that you have a choice in staff, if their credentials don't meet your standards/needs, ask for a replacement...

If your nephew is high functioning, I might switch and say Charlotte area... might be biased but I really feel the suburbs of charlotte have the most excellent school districts in our state

google "nc report card" and hopefully, you can find the information you need

good luck w/the move
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:22 PM
Location: Raleigh, NC
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If you are counting on any help from Medicaid, be careful, as Mental Health services are being slashed and there is more (cutting) to come. I know someone in that field and she spends all day on the phone with people up in arms because the programs they've been enrolled in are being cut.
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Old 10-02-2009, 06:47 AM
Location: Fayetteville, NC
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Good links for research.

Welcome to the Autism Society of North Carolina

Division TEACCH - Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication handicapped CHildren - UNC-CH




NC DHHS: North Carolina Early Intervention Services
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