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Old 06-28-2007, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Townsend, DE
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Does anyone have info, thoughts, orexperiences with special needs schools in Delaware. We have had a very positive experiene with one in Kent County. Occasion arose that we now we must consider a move to Sussex County. I hear that Cape Henlopen is district you want to be in for a Developmentally Delayed Special needs child. True?

Best places to live in area? Considering Manufactured home communities or others. Whatever would be good to get her to a good school.

Dee
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Old 07-03-2007, 06:57 PM
 
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I am a Special Ed. teacher in DE, moved here two years ago from AZ, where I taught for 26 years. Cape Henlopen is an excellent district and serves the wealthy areas of Lewes and Rehoboth Beach. There are many areas, such as the beautiful little town of Milton, that are in the district, but have more reasonable real eatate prices. If your child is autistic, we have a renowned school, The Consortium, located in Lewes. They are ahead of the rest of the world in handling these special children. Another facility you can avail yourselves of is the Children's Beach House, on the beach in Rehoboth, for special needs children to have an opportunity to experience the beach. Also, as a newly relocated person, I have had nothing but wonderful experiences with the folks in Sussex County. What a well kept secret!
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Old 07-07-2007, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Townsend, DE
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Default Not austistic but...school take others?

Look up a bit of info on Sussex Consortium LLC in Lewes. Most of what I could find articles on was about the Austistic Program. Daughter is not Austistic. Has fine/gross delays plus speech. SC LLC takes students like this?
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Old 07-08-2007, 07:24 AM
 
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Linda, thanks for your informative post. We visit our family in Kent County often (I'm here now with our twins), and have considered moving to Delaware, primarily because of family. We're still considering other states, largely because the only part of Delaware we really like is Sussex, and we haven't, so far, found a house there that we really like that's affordable.

You have given us new ideas in that respect, and am also glad to know more about the schools, though our children don't have special needs.

What do you think of the hospital and area doctors? Isn't the main hospital for this area Beebe? I would like to be able to say I'd heard good things about this hospital, but I've heard everything from "It's not so great" to "You just don't want to go there." I haven't heard anybody praise doctors either. This concerns us a lot, especially as 8 year-olds can have accidents and even sudden illnesses that require immediate attention. I don't want to hear that we have to go to a far away trauma center or something of that sort. Also, we will eventually have an older relative with several health conditions, including heart, living with us.

What do you have to say about this? I would love to be able to be reassured!

Julie
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:01 AM
 
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Hello I was wondering more about the school for children with autism. My son is 15 years old and we live in Puerto Rico. I am willing to relocate just to get help for him. School started here and he has no teacher assigned to his school. I have my mother that helps taking care of him, but he needs to go to school. Can you give me any info regarding where to rent a house.. I also have a husky, that is his therapy dog, he plays with his dog all the time...but doesnt want to leave his room.

Any suggestions will be appreciated...

Thank you.
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:22 AM
 
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I will be relocating to Dover from Washington, D.C. and I have a child with special needs. My child is deaf/blind with developmental delays. My son 5 yrs old and currently operates at the 3 yr old level. I also have stepson who is 17 yrs old and daughter who is 12 yrs old. I was wondering what is the name of the school in Dover that you mentioned that is great for children with special needs? Also what about schools for my other children who do not have special needs? My husband and I are looking at houses at Points Landing near the AFB? Is this a good area to raise kids? Is this considered Kent Count?
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Old 10-22-2007, 01:01 PM
 
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I will be relocating to Dover from Washington, D.C. and I have a child with special needs. My child is deaf/blind with developmental delays. My son 5 yrs old and currently operates at the 3 yr old level. I also have stepson who is 17 yrs old and daughter who is 12 yrs old. I was wondering what is the name of the school in Dover that you mentioned that is great for children with special needs? Also what about schools for my other children who do not have special needs? My husband and I are looking at houses at Points Landing near the AFB? Is this a good area to raise kids? Is this considered Kent Count?
One of our posters, Marych, just moved to Dover because he son has special needs.
He is Autistic and she moved cuz of Ceaser Rodney School district has a good reputation.
She may chime in when she logs on to city data.
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Old 10-22-2007, 01:56 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Thanks elizamary, for the positive recommendation. For the others, I do have an almost 13 yr old son with autism, and yes, we moved to Caesar Rodney school district (from central NC) specifically for the autism program offered in the public schools. We just moved here over Labor Day weekend, and 7 weeks later I am still thrilled with the school staff.

We did check into the Sussex Consortium, and considered Sussex County for a while. Central DE fit our family needs better, and I knew from my prior research to target Caesar Rodney school district. CRSD has a "separate" school site called the Charlton school... this is part of the public school system and the teachers are well trained in teaching children with autism and developmental delays. We actually toured the program at the end of the 05-06 school year and were very pleased with what we saw and discussed with the school personnel. Fortunately for us, our son's autism is not severe enough that he needs that "separate" setting, so he is currently attending special classes at Fifer Middle School. I will say I had an IEP meeting last Wednesday, and the staff recommended our son be evaluated by the autism specialists from Charlton.

Feel free to PM me; I will be glad to provide links, etc. if anyone is interested. We are VERY glad we moved here so far, both for our son with autism and our 10 yr old (so called "typical" child).

Mary
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:10 AM
 
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Smile Seeking advice

Hello, I'm from Victoria Canada and my husband and I are seeking a new life for ourselves and our daughter whose 7 with a rare chromosone disorder called Angelman Syndrome. It is on the Autism spectrum but given that it has not much in common with it. My daughter can't speak, can't dress herself, still drinks from a bottle and toilet training hasn't been very sucessful.She's very happy and loves people! She communicates by natural gestures, eye contact, vocalization, facial expression and a variety of ways that are unique to her. Everyone she comes in contact with fall in love with her!

My question is this, with the increase in the demand for special needs programs in and outside of schools, has anyone come across a city in the US that has been affordable and special needs friendly that one could safely live in?

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Thank-you and good luck to fellow families seeking the same!

Leyanne

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