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Old 12-10-2008, 06:57 AM
 
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Hi, we are relocating to syracuse and my 8 year old son is autistic. anyone have info on elementary schools, public or private that might be best? His condition is pretty severe (almost 9 and a lot of his skills are still at the 3-5 year old level) any help would be much appreciated!!!
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:55 AM
 
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One good thing about Syracuse is they are one of the best areas for children with special needs. They were actually one of the first places in the nation to provide inclusive education many years ago. Part of that is because Syracuse University has one of the most nationally recognized teacher training programs for Special Education. Let me list a couple of local websites for you.

CNY ASA - CNY Autism Society of America They would probably be the best people to direct you in this area and help make your search a little easier.

Exceptional Family Resources I believe this local organization helps families with educational questions.

Jowonio School This is top notch inclusive preschool in Syracuse, I know your child is 8 but I put it here so you can check out their links page. They list several local websites.

Syracuse University : School of Education : Undergraduate Studies : Inclusive Elementary and Special Education The Syracuse University site

Hope some of these sites are helpful in your search. Good Luck
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Old 12-10-2008, 11:02 AM
 
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you've given me a great starting point.
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:35 PM
 
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Well, my daughter has special needs and we went through the North Syracuse school district, which is where I live. She's 3 and we went throught their Pre-K program. They helped diagnose some concerns we had and she gets the help she needs, while she is on a waiting list for a school like Jowonio. So, some districts might be good at getting the appropriate help your child needs. I think Bladwinsville is one that comes to mind. East Syracuse-Minoa might be another.
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:15 PM
 
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What did you find for your son for schools. I too have an autistic child but is very high functioning and we are also relocating to the Syracuse area. Looking to have her in public school. Does a great job here in Vermont. Any one who visits the class says they would never know her diagnosis unless they asked or had individual one on one with her.
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:43 PM
 
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I've also heard that Ed Smith in the Syracuse City SD is good, as well as Jamesville-DeWitt, Liverpool and Onondaga Central are also good for special needs students. Check with the Jowonio School for further suggestions.
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:04 PM
 
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My thoughts went to Jowonio immediately. Good luck and welcome to our community.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:20 PM
 
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Default Interview Request for any Syracuse parent with an autistic child

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Hi, we are relocating to syracuse and my 8 year old son is autistic. anyone have info on elementary schools, public or private that might be best? His condition is pretty severe (almost 9 and a lot of his skills are still at the 3-5 year old level) any help would be much appreciated!!!
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My name is Casey Garrow and I'm a current graduate student at SU who is doing a story regarding persons with autism and their families in the Syracuse area because starting Nov. 1 there will soon be more services for families from which to choose from and more insurance money to pay for them. I am looking to interview a parent for my story this Thursday if any one is willing to help out. The interview would only take about 10 minutes and I would happy to meet up with any parents who can express their feelings on this. I think it's a great story and I think it is important to spread awareness and for more services to be provided. My mother works with children with autism so this story is important to me, and I really hope to speak with any parent or family member who is interested. Thank you! My email is cagarrow@syr.edu if anyone at all can help out!
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:22 PM
 
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So, some districts might be good at getting the appropriate help your child needs. I think Bladwinsville is one that comes to mind.
I have an autistic son and we live in the West Genesee School District. He attends a BOCES Program out of district. Many local districts utilize BOCES programs for their special needs students, some out of the home district, but within the county. There are various BOCES programs depending on the needs set up in various school districts. You could contact any local school district's special education department that you are interested in locating in, to get more info about what they offer and where they send some of their students. I would be careful about Baldwinsville however as I am friends with 2 families with autistic children who live in that district and they do not think very highly of their special ed dept. One family has decided to send their child out of district , while the other has decided to home school their child. I remember seeing news articles in the local paper in recent years where a teacher and aide were suspected of mistreating some of their special needs students, some who had autism in the Baldwinsville district.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:06 PM
 
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I have an autistic son and we live in the West Genesee School District. He attends a BOCES Program out of district. Many local districts utilize BOCES programs for their special needs students, some out of the home district, but within the county. There are various BOCES programs depending on the needs set up in various school districts. You could contact any local school district's special education department that you are interested in locating in, to get more info about what they offer and where they send some of their students. I would be careful about Baldwinsville however as I am friends with 2 families with autistic children who live in that district and they do not think very highly of their special ed dept. One family has decided to send their child out of district , while the other has decided to home school their child. I remember seeing news articles in the local paper in recent years where a teacher and aide were suspected of mistreating some of their special needs students, some who had autism in the Baldwinsville district.
Thanks for the input on special ed. at Baldwinsville.

Does he attend the SKATE program? That is another option for children with autism. Onondaga - Cortland - Madison Counties BOCES

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