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Old 02-15-2017, 08:12 AM
 
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I have a 5-year-old son with autism. We live now in Ohio and we are receiving some treatment benefits from the county we live in, in addition to the Autism Scholarship Program (36k per year) which is provided by the State.

We plan on moving to Iowa City, Iowa by the end of 2017 as I will be seeking a graduate degree at the University of Iowa.

I would like to know if there is similar assistance in Iowa that my son would benefit from, and what state-funded services can be accessible for my son.

Thanks in advance for helping!
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Old 02-15-2017, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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The Center for Disabilities and Development at the University of Iowa Children's Hospital is a good place to start.

https://uichildrens.org/medical-serv...nd-development


Also Grant Wood Area Education Agency.

http://www.aea10.k12.ia.us/

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Old 02-15-2017, 09:17 AM
 
Location: central Austin
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I have a 5-year-old son with autism. We live now in Ohio and we are receiving some treatment benefits from the county we live in, in addition to the Autism Scholarship Program (36k per year) which is provided by the State.

We plan on moving to Iowa City, Iowa by the end of 2017 as I will be seeking a graduate degree at the University of Iowa.

I would like to know if there is similar assistance in Iowa that my son would benefit from, and what state-funded services can be accessible for my son.

Thanks in advance for helping!
What degree are you seeking in Iowa that you can't do in Ohio?!! Those are some tremendous benefits, well worth staying put to access!
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Old 02-15-2017, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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You might also want to consider the political climate in Iowa lately. There has been talk that public services such as for the disabled may be cut.
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Old 02-15-2017, 04:59 PM
 
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You might also want to consider the political climate in Iowa lately. There has been talk that public services such as for the disabled may be cut.
While it is possible that funds may be cut, it's still too early to tell what the effects of it would be. While budget cuts may have some negative effects for some with disabilities, there's not enough information right now to say Iowa is a bad choice. The minimal increase of state funds to public schools would be a bigger concern than funds of the disabled at this point because that is already been approved by the governor.

My guess is the backlash against Trump will result in a surge of Democrats winning at the national and state level in 2018, including Iowa. When more Democrats are elected in Iowa, funding cuts will be reversed and possibly increased beyond current levels. Only time will tell.
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Old 03-02-2017, 08:15 AM
 
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What degree are you seeking in Iowa that you can't do in Ohio?!! Those are some tremendous benefits, well worth staying put to access!
I was not offered an admission in Ohio. I was wondering if similar benefits are available in IA.
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Old 03-02-2017, 08:27 AM
 
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The Center for Disabilities and Development at the University of Iowa Children's Hospital is a good place to start.

https://uichildrens.org/medical-serv...nd-development


Also Grant Wood Area Education Agency.

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Thanks a lot!
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Old 03-02-2017, 08:28 AM
 
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You might also want to consider the political climate in Iowa lately. There has been talk that public services such as for the disabled may be cut.

That is really unfortunate!
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Old 06-24-2017, 12:48 PM
 
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Hi Dave198112!

I too am a parent of a child with Autism. The CDD at the University of Iowa is a great place to start. There are other non profit organizations that work well with supporting both families and the child her in Iowa City...but the the CDD is a great place to start and they will help with a majority of the resources needed. I live here in IC (born and raised in Iowa) I have a lot of knowledge regarding the best neighborhoods, schools etc. Please feel free to contact me...I'd be more than happy to help you in anyway I can!
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Old 06-25-2017, 12:06 PM
 
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Hi Dave198112!

I too am a parent of a child with Autism. The CDD at the University of Iowa is a great place to start. There are other non profit organizations that work well with supporting both families and the child her in Iowa City...but the the CDD is a great place to start and they will help with a majority of the resources needed. I live here in IC (born and raised in Iowa) I have a lot of knowledge regarding the best neighborhoods, schools etc. Please feel free to contact me...I'd be more than happy to help you in anyway I can!

Dear Taylormade1st,

Thank you so much for you reply and providing this info. Thank you too for offering to proivde info about the best neighborhoods and schools. My child is 5 years old and he has mild autism with speech delay. He is having IEP implemented by the school district. He is in pre-k and will stay in pre-k until August 2018. My family will move to Iowa in December 2017.

I need to know the best areas in to live with an autustic kid, and what elementary school can be the most benefeicial for him. I will be going to the University of Iowa graduate school for study, but I do not mind living in any area that is good for my child regardless of its distance to my school.

Again, all help is appreciated and I pray for you and your kid to have the best quality of life.
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