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Old 02-01-2008, 09:39 AM
 
Location: ,ARIZONA
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dont move to oregon if you have a child with AUTISM

They have no money for anything i move here from az last yr and moving back the people that work for ddd dont care and over loaded with kids to help. the only thing thet is great is the schools

doctors up here SUCK, you wait for ever for appt


if love you child dont move to oregon
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Old 02-01-2008, 12:03 PM
 
Location: The mountians of Northern California.
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What area are you in? I have been told by parents with autistic kids that the Eugene/Springfield area has alot of services. I have also been told that the Metro Portland area is pretty progressive with autism services and education.
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Old 02-01-2008, 12:36 PM
 
Location: coos bay oregon
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I have to strongly disagree. I have three children that are happy and thriving being raised here in Oregon. My oldest was born at 27weeks with no life signs. She then had enciphalitus (spl??) when she was 5 months old. She has mild Cerebral Palsey due to these two issues. She has issues w/her large and gross motor skills. Also social immaturity. And we have been just thrilled with the quality of care she has had since day one. Both from Drs in the hospitals to outreach programs, to the programs through the schools.
My son has mild auspergers. He too has had wonderful quality care.
My youngest was born with VSD, on the border for having to undergo heart surgery. She also went through a rare kidney disorder within these last few months and we have been so thankful and thrilled with all of her care as well. We were seen the very first day I took her in, have never had to wait for an appointment. We have dealt with specialists and general drs. Physical therapists, Occupational Therapists, pain therapists and social workers. Everyone has been helpful, kind, full of ideas and updated information.
My girls because of their conditions at birth both went through RSV and pnemonia each and every winter (and 2 springs) for their first 5yrs or so. Always, we called the Drs, told them "my child has a temp and a cough and Im worried" and had them in to see someone within a day. We've dealt with this stuff both while having insurance, and without and neither made any difference on quality of care or how quickly they were attended to.
My oldest has been in 3 different schools, and the staff for ISP has ranged from wonderful to outstanding. Each time it has been a group effort w/the PT, the OT, her class teacher, and myself. Shes come a long ways thanks to many wonderful doctors here.
Of course, Autism is not one of the specifics we have with any of our kids, but i did want to give a pro-care outlook too!
tiffany
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Old 02-01-2008, 03:51 PM
 
Location: ,ARIZONA
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i live in salem and the services out here SUCK
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Old 02-01-2008, 04:23 PM
 
Location: The mountians of Northern California.
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i live in salem and the services out here SUCK

I hope you are able to find what your child needs. Have you been able to find a child advocate in your area? Maybe they can help you.
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Old 02-01-2008, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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You need to find a child advocate or figure out what the laws are regarding getting services for your child. You may be having trouble, but there are services out there. Hopefully, someone more familiar with your area can point you in the right direction. As some of the others mentioned, Oregon does have some great services. I hope someone can help you find out how to take advantage of them.
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Old 09-08-2009, 07:42 PM
 
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I don't know where in Oregon you were located, but here on the Oregon Coast. We all take pride it trying to help all our Special education students.
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Pelion, South Carolina/orig. from Cape May, NJ
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Don't move to SC either...I've been for 8 months and services for my autistic daughter are few and far between. I will say my homestate of NJ is excellent as far as services for special-needs kids are concerned.
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:44 PM
 
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Sorry to hear you're having such a hard time. One thing I've found is that services can vary considerably by county in some states. Which can lead to very different experiences within the same state. Iowa for instance only has good services in 2 counties - Story county and I think near Iowa City.
You might want to check out other counties in Oregon if you'd like to stay there.

jersgrl1969 - don't know where you are but I've read Greenville has some...now I was looking more at adult services. Perhaps they have a good rep for school age or younger too.
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