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Old 03-19-2009, 09:29 AM
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How are they in your area? When your special needs child graduates from high school how easy/hard is it to locate programs that continue working with them in life skills? (i.e., independent living, employment, etc)

That's the line of work I'm in but due to state budget cuts, I may be getting laid off come summer so I'm looking at areas in which to relocate.

Any help would be appreciated
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Old 03-21-2009, 07:29 PM
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I moved to PA last year and DS was diagnosed with AS recently, so I have learned a lot about what the state can do for us. Since my son is in K, I have not read up much on what older kids do, but I have read that PA does have some sort of waiver law for adults with autism...not sure about other special needs areas.

Check out the PA website and see if it's something that might work for you: Information for Families and Individuals (http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/ServicesPrograms/ - broken link)
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Old 10-15-2009, 12:54 PM
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Maryland has a good program in the Dept of Rehabilitation Services (DORS). They lost a lot of funding last year but I hear they are doing better now. Too bad the program my son needs isnt one of them.
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