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Old 10-31-2018, 12:13 PM
 
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We are the proud parents of a 6 year old boy with special needs. He has a rare genetic condition called Soto Syndrome. He is non-verbal, developmentally disabled, and has been diagnosed with autism. We currently reside in Connecticut, and although the services aren't awful, they also aren't great. My wife and I are fortunate in the sense that we are able to move easily and are looking to do so. We have been told by some that Pennsylvania is a wonderful place because of the many schools, and they offer Medicaid option for my son which is not income dependent on the parents. We currently have private insurance for him and it is a battle. Co-pays currently run us about $7000 a yr for speech and OT.


Looking for advise and others experience to the best states in the country, especially special education schools that specialize in Developmental Disabilities and Apraxia. We are willing to go anywhere for him. Thank You!
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Old 11-06-2018, 08:57 AM
 
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I had heard that California was a good state for autism services. Here's a website that seems to provide a lot of information.


https://dds.ca.gov/Autism/Home.cfm
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Old 11-06-2018, 06:52 PM
 
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I had heard that California was a good state for autism services. Here's a website that seems to provide a lot of information.


https://dds.ca.gov/Autism/Home.cfm
It depends upon what part of California. Not all parts of the state are equal. Also, the cost of living in California makes a lot of things prohibitive.

I suggest Pennsylvania, New York or New Jersey.
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Old 11-06-2018, 09:25 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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Paducah,Ky. has an awesome Easter Seals center. Telethon every November raises several hundred thousands of dollars for support and I've heard they do great work with the kids and adults.

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Old 02-10-2019, 06:07 PM
 
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If considering California, contact the regional centers in California in areas where you may want to live.
They can provide you with that info.
[url]https://redwoodcoastrc.org[/url]

Generally those of any age diagnosed as Autistic are offered the standard of 20 hrs a month of respite care.

We are looking into re-locating to Crescent City, CA because the COLA is lower and it is near the ocean.
They have many services for DD, Autism I know, but all I know if is for the adults. We live 5 hrs from that area so all my research was done online just recently

The Fort Dick area of Crescent City is less foggy and dreary. Yet not far from the Ocean though cost might be a little more. Gasquet, Eureka, McKinleyville are also low COLA areas for California.

Sacramento seems a great area for resources except I cannot imagine an Autistic person living there. They do not like stimulation hence why I suggested the other areas above

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