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Old 07-16-2017, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Snellville, ga
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upstate New York is very good. low cost if living due to the long harsh cold winters and tons of services. we have an 8yr old with autism. we moved out of nyc to ithaca Ny. been here 2 yrs and my son is showing some improvements. Nyc was ok with services but at the end of the day the teachers dont seem to care about the kids like they do here.
My son is 8, he'll be starting 3Rd grade soon. He has mild-moderate ASD. In Ithaca, is your son in public school? My family is looking to relocate next summer (leaving Georgia)
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Old 07-20-2017, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Edinboro, PA
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I will second Upstate NY.

Don't let the term "NY" scare you, lol.

The cost of living is affordable and there is a lot to do in the state. You will have all four seasons and people are pretty open to someone not from the area. I grew up in the Syracuse region and still visit the area regularly.

Many of the public school systems in the Upstate area have good to excellent special education services and NY is one of the better states for at-home services as well.

My daughter has PDD-NOS, ADHD and the best services we had were when we lived in Upstate NY. The services where we live now (NW PA) are also very good but not a lot of at-home services.

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Old 09-13-2017, 01:26 AM
 
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upstate New York is very good. low cost if living due to the long harsh cold winters and tons of services. we have an 8yr old with autism. we moved out of nyc to ithaca Ny. been here 2 yrs and my son is showing some improvements. Nyc was ok with services but at the end of the day the teachers dont seem to care about the kids like they do here.
Will you please tell me where in upstate NY? I am beyond desperate to find a place for my 15 year old twin boys...I keep getting shuffled around...I've gotten lots of phone numbers for housing and funding that will help with moving expenses, just no luck at all though...
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:29 PM
 
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Will you please tell me where in upstate NY? I am beyond desperate to find a place for my 15 year old twin boys...I keep getting shuffled around...I've gotten lots of phone numbers for housing and funding that will help with moving expenses, just no luck at all though...
The post says Ithaca
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Old 10-09-2017, 05:05 PM
 
Location: chicago
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I live in Chicago. The services you get here in the school system is nothing unless you're in a good school system which means you need to live in the neighborhoods with high property taxes. That said, I believe this is the situation across all states. If you can live in the suburbs, go for that but in my experience, it is not the wealthiest suburbs but the ones that have had enough children to demand the need for services. LOTS of districts pay other districts to care for the children who need it.

I see posts all the time like this where people are focused on what school systems are good but there are going to be limitations no matter what school district you're in. My son is in a really good one and gets great services but some things are still awful and the parents with lawyers at their disposal are usually the ones that get their kids needs met the most. It's sad but just an observation.

the fact is - you are on medicaid and you're looking for the state that will give you the most bang for your buck (buck as in paying to live there) but it is not a socialist society (whether you want that or not is neither here nor there) it is not one now, which means, I would focus on building a career and getting off medicaid before moving. just my suggestions and I am not looking to be flamed for being un-empathic. I do say this with the best of intentions. been there, done that, ya know. you'll only waste years of your life waiting for your community to take care of you. the us doesn't work like that.

I know I might get in trouble for saying it but really focus on what works, not what you want. so don't listen to what you want to hear. focus on what works. and implement the strategies that work. sift when you're sifting for general people attitudes but when it comes to the nuts and bolts , you need to focus on increasing your income before moving. you will be much happier than feeling like you're desperate to find a state that will take care of you.

okay I'll stop. I know this sounds mean but I promise I say it because like most advice, it's recycled nostalgia. I only wish I hadn't wasted so much time thinking anyone really cared. they do. but not enough to let me off the hook. there's no free lunch in america.
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Old 10-09-2017, 09:29 PM
 
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New York City would be my first choice. It's my understanding that their programs that transition from school to adult support are excellent.
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Old 10-10-2017, 10:06 AM
 
Location: chicago
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New York City would be my first choice. It's my understanding that their programs that transition from school to adult support are excellent.
never been but if her daughter is on medicaid cms insurance that would suggest struggling income and NY is an awfully expensive place to live. Does their school districts operate differently than IL? Here the quality of school services are totally contingent upon property taxes thus rendering families of lower income, lower quality schools. Not a fan of this system so if it differs by state I would love to know!
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Old 10-10-2017, 10:39 PM
 
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never been but if her daughter is on medicaid cms insurance that would suggest struggling income and NY is an awfully expensive place to live. Does their school districts operate differently than IL? Here the quality of school services are totally contingent upon property taxes thus rendering families of lower income, lower quality schools. Not a fan of this system so if it differs by state I would love to know!
No idea, I don’t live there. Maybe you should call them, or a NYC support center, and ask. I know I’ve seen several reports, documentaries, and read several things on their services, and they seem great. Either way it’s not my, or your business, if she can afford it or not.
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Old 10-11-2017, 11:25 AM
 
Location: chicago
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Either way itís not my, or your business, if she can afford it or not.
fair point but grey area. she mentioned she's on medicaid so it was insinuated and it doesn't make sense to advice someone in a financially precarious situation to move to one of the most expensive states to live in. I didn't mean to be rude. wasn't my intention at all. I'll leave this thread be I just wanted to clarify my motivations were nowhere near nosey-body.
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:50 PM
 
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fair point but grey area. she mentioned she's on medicaid so it was insinuated and it doesn't make sense to advice someone in a financially precarious situation to move to one of the most expensive states to live in. I didn't mean to be rude. wasn't my intention at all. I'll leave this thread be I just wanted to clarify my motivations were nowhere near nosey-body.
Iím pretty sure a majority of kids with autism, especially the severe end, are on some sort of Medicaid waiver or related program.
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