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Old 08-25-2013, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Surprise, AZ
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My son's currently in a private school here in Phoenix, AZ. His public school was unable to provide him the means to manage his behaviors so they diverted the funds they were getting from the state to put him into a private school for learning disabled children. I grew up in GA...and miss that life. My wife was with me last year when we visited the bookoos of family I have there and loved what she saw. Now we both are itching to get there...preferably in the north east Alpharetta or Buford area. We know we'd have to put my son back into a public school. Has anyone had any experience with how the public schools manage learning disabled children? My son's high functioning autistic.
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:56 PM
 
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My son's currently in a private school here in Phoenix, AZ. His public school was unable to provide him the means to manage his behaviors so they diverted the funds they were getting from the state to put him into a private school for learning disabled children. I grew up in GA...and miss that life. My wife was with me last year when we visited the bookoos of family I have there and loved what she saw. Now we both are itching to get there...preferably in the north east Alpharetta or Buford area. We know we'd have to put my son back into a public school. Has anyone had any experience with how the public schools manage learning disabled children? My son's high functioning autistic.
Not particularly well, overall, but there are obviously some exceptions.

First question, do you intend for him to graduate/finish at 18?

Second question, could you describe what you mean by high functioning? Can he be mainstreamed? Do you expect him to graduate with a regular diploma?
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Surprise, AZ
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Not particularly well, overall, but there are obviously some exceptions.

First question, do you intend for him to graduate/finish at 18?

Second question, could you describe what you mean by high functioning? Can he be mainstreamed? Do you expect him to graduate with a regular diploma?
We'd like very much for him to graduate when he's 18. We know it's do-able. As I said, he's high functioning. This means he is able to be mainstreamed with some exception. He has some aggression issues as well as an issue with elopement. So where he was at before he had speech therapy and OT. He also had an aide that helped him all day (to assist in the elopement and redirection of his, at times, aggressive behavior). Thanks for your response.
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Old 09-25-2014, 06:34 PM
 
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Since every child is different I would suggest placing him in the public school and seeing how things go with the support that he is provided. If he has difficulties in the public school setting, Georgia has something called SB10 where those same public funds can be diverted to a private school of your choice.

(I know this thread is old, but figured this might be helpful for someone else as well)
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Old 09-26-2014, 12:59 PM
 
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There are also the IEP scholarships that any child with an IEP that wants to go private can obtain.

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Since every child is different I would suggest placing him in the public school and seeing how things go with the support that he is provided. If he has difficulties in the public school setting, Georgia has something called SB10 where those same public funds can be diverted to a private school of your choice.

(I know this thread is old, but figured this might be helpful for someone else as well)
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