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Family considering relocating to Georgia from South Eastern Massachusetts, autism resources, public schools, safe neighborhoods, friendliness of people in south

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Old 11-02-2007, 07:43 PM
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I live in a smaller town in Georgia (relocated from Des Moines IA) now for 6 1/2 years. Trust me, you will NOT miss the snow and wind. This town is approximately 22-25,ooo people and growing. It is in between Macon and Savannah on I-16. The VA Hospital is here, they have a nice school, Trinity, that many parents enroll their kids in. This town has all the amenities movies, restaurants, library, etc...it is quickly growing. It is a quiet way of life. Not very much crime. My husband is a Deputy Sheriff here so I speaking from first hand experience. The Atlanta airport is easy to get to also. We are selling a home here (FSBO) and will be buying another home here. We are here to stay. The weather is worth it. The name of this town is Dublin. I hope this helps.
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Old 11-03-2007, 12:59 PM
Location: Cumming, Georgia
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I live in Cumming, Ga. I have an 8 year old son with ADHD. I decided to homeschool because I believe one on one is the best way to go with him. We "attend" a virtual school called Georgia Virtual Academy. This program is very costly but has recently become free to Georgia residents (along with a few other states). We are assigned a teacher and we communicate via live online sessions and sometimes have to mail in our work. We love the program because we can fit it to our specific needs. I have joined local groups for socialization. We discuss everything from special diets to behavioral techniques. I moved from NY 9 years ago and haven't regretted it since. The neighbors are TOO friendly (bordering nosy), suspicious to a New Yorker who has been taught to not make eye contact. The schools are great & the houses are CHEAP. Suwannee,GA (2 mins from me) has been rated #10 in best places to live in America. You can contact me if you need further help.
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Old 11-03-2007, 08:42 PM
Location: California
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I am not familiar with the areas that you stated you are focusing on. But I do own a home in Lawrenceville, Ga. It is affordable and the rent is negotiable. It is a family community in a good school district. I would strongly suggest that you utilize the public schools and establish an IEP (individual educational plan) for your child. This can be done through public school and in public school. Lawrenceville schools understand and respond to students with special needs. You would also be about 30 minutes from the City, should your husband and you wish a night out. However, if you prefer the quiet, quaint, old world night out, Moderator cut: tos violation

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