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Old 10-10-2008, 11:57 AM
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Hi everyone!

We are planning a move to the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and would like to know if anyone has any information about good school districts that include special needs children in mainstream classrooms. My 7 year old son has high functioning autism and is currently in a mainstream classroom with supports all day in school. He needs to be mainstreamed because academically he is well above grade level. We need a district with good inclusion practices and understands that autism is a spectrum. Hopkins? St. Louis Park? Mendota Heights? Any information would be greatly appreciated. We also have a 7 year old daughter (his twin) and an 8 month old. We are looking forward to our move to the Twin Cities!

Thanks! Elise
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Old 10-11-2008, 04:08 PM
Location: Centennial, CO
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South Washington County Schools (which covers Woodbury, Cottage Grove and St. Paul Park) has an excellent special ed. program for autism. They have two elementary schools (well, the last time I counted it was only two--Grey Cloud in Cottage Grove, and one in Woodbury that I can't remember the name of...Liberty something or other, I think) that have autism program---I know at Grey Cloud, they have an "autism wing". My son (who has moderate autism) attended K-2nd grade there, and it was a pretty good experience for him.
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