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Old 08-23-2006, 07:15 PM
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HI. I welcome any and all comments about schools and places to live for a young family. My spouse will be working in Chatham. We want to live within a reasonable commuting distance (up to 45 minutes max). Most important to us is the schools. My first son has special needs, SID, ADHD and DD....he currently is only in preschool, but our local Easter Seals office is working wonders with him in their Sensory Needs "Playgroup" program. I've found the Easter Seals locations closest to Chatham and will contact them for more information, but am most interested in what the Elementary Schools in the area have to offer. Where we live currently, in Michigan, our schools offer two valuable programs: The Alert Program (aka How Does Your Engine Run?) and a special sensory needs program. Each is offered to all students, levels K-5, every year via the social workers in the system. I was so excited to find out that these programs were offered, but now with an impending move I'm eager to find a good fit for my son in Virgina.
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Old 09-08-2006, 09:15 PM
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Hi SpecEd mom-

I'm sorry to say I don't have information on the area your moving to but I was in a similiar situation a few years ago before moving to VA from another state. I contacted the school system prior to moving to VA and explained my situation. The services in NOVA did not compare to the awesome services I recieved from out of state, largely because of the demands of the county to offer services to so many children. I would recommend calling a psychologist's office in the county and inquiring on early intervention services available in the area. All the best to you and your little one!

And from a once young mommy to another - some 'behavioral issues' are simply 'maturity issues.' Things do become easier as children grow and develop new interests - my big lesson learned is sometimes 'trying children' just want to know they'll be loved no matter how 'trying' they can be. Mine still 'tries'
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Old 08-11-2010, 03:48 PM
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I found a great tutor that specializes in children with ADD/ADHD through mommyalertadhd.com
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