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Old 11-06-2008, 02:00 PM
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Default Special ed in Sacramento area?

Contemplating moving to the Sacramento area, and special ed, particularly at the high school level, is the primary concern. I'm looking for input for which districts in the surrounding area are better, and which are to be avoided.

Any other info anyone can give about services, recreational and social opportunities for a teen with Down syndrome will be greatly appreciated. I understand the regional center is the place to start with getting set up for services, but there's nothing like the voice of experience from those who've been there, done that.

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Old 11-06-2008, 10:07 PM
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My hunch is that you are looking for more specialised knowledge than people on this discussion board can offer. What you are looking to find is a group in this area that knows more about down's syndrome and support for family members.

Offhand, the first place I would check would be the resource center at the Mind Institute of the UC Davis Med Center. I suspect that they either offer this service or would know where to look for it.

Resource Center

Alternatively, you might want to contact the non-profit resource center at the Sacramento Library. If nothing else you should be able to contact a reference librarian who should be able to provide you with a list of all of the non-profits in the area. I am sure that there is some group in this area dedicated to providing support and advocacy for family members of people with down's syndrome.

You can find this resource here.

Nonprofit Resource Center - Sacramento Region - Nonprofit Library
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Old 11-07-2008, 02:53 PM
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You can also contact Alta Regional Center. They have support groups, clubs, activities, etc and that would be a great way to get the info you need.

Alta California Regional Center
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Old 11-08-2008, 06:33 PM
Location: Sacramento
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I doubt those organizations will provide the type of insights you seek, your information request concerns younger folks than they generally deal with. Rather, I would start with contacting the local Downs Syndrome Information Alliance. They should be able to provide insight as to which schools have the more significant programs:

Home | Down Syndrome Information Alliance
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