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Old 02-08-2008, 12:08 PM
 
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We will probably be moving to Montgomery County in the next year and are looking for an elementary school for our son, who has high-functioning autism. DH will be working in Fort Washington, so we are looking at schools in those areas (Ambler, Jenkintown, Glenside, Flourtown, etc). Does anyone have any experience with schools in that area for children with autism? We hope to mainstream but are looking for a respectful and supportive environment where the faculty know something about learning strategies for children with autism, sensory issues, etc. He is bright and verbal and currently doing very well in a private preschool. Thank you.
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Old 02-08-2008, 06:11 PM
 
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contact a qualified OTR/L in the area for recommendations. They know which schools have the good programs.

Also get in touch with
http://www.asaphilly.org/
and check out their links.

Or go to dogpile.com

Search on OTR/L Montgomery Bucks


I would put the two best OTR/L names here, but I don't have their permission. If you need more help, post for more and I'll call.
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Old 02-08-2008, 10:41 PM
 
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I bet I know the same two you are talking about. You can also check Specialists of Schools | Welcome for professionas who might be able to help.
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Old 07-07-2008, 04:11 PM
 
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This post is a bit old - but relevant. I am in a similar situation and would like to know which school districts in the Phila suburbs have the 'best' programs for autistic spectrum disorders. Who are the "two best OTR/L"s? Your answer was too cryptic.

My 2nd grade son was diagnosed with PDD-NOS before kindergarten. While he is doing OK in school with extra teacher involvement, I think he could use more support than he is getting. The school has a "wait to fail" model in that they don't really offer extra help until he is struggling. He will be evaluated for the next academic school year, but I believe he has needed more support all along. Also, long-term, I want to make the best choices for him for his middle and high-school years. Any thoughts? My son is bright, but struggles with social interaction and verbal skills.

Thank you.
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