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Old 08-10-2014, 02:51 PM
Location: Arnold, MD
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He can get a regular education for free. Even special education for free (in the public schools). Public schools are always free and don't usually have fees until high school. Those fees are just small lab fees, class dues, things like that. And if any student has a financial problem, they usually get the fee waived for them. If he doesn't know english, Most schools have the ESOL program, which is to help immigrants and non english speakers learn the language. Since your son is young, it will help really benefit him by the time he reaches high school and college. What does he need accommodated for him? Do you know if he needs to be in a Functional Life Skills class, co taught class, or if he just needs a small IEP/504 goal? At one of the schools I've taught at in California, I've had some deaf students that had interpreters. Maybe he could have an interpreter or meet with someone at school.
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Old 08-10-2014, 07:48 PM
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Hi everyone. Thanks for your replies. My son's situation is not serious, say, mild autism. He has received special education from a group of American consultants in my country since he was 2,5 years. Now he can talk (not very smoothly but long sentences), write and do some maths...His awareness is good. I think he needs more intervention on communication skills, i.e interaction.

By the way, can anyone confirm that public schools are free from tuition and books for everyone living in the US? Thanks.
In the counties of MD that I have dealt with the answer is yes there is no tuition or book cost. I'm curious what country are you coming from? If English is not a primary language I can see that being the biggest problem. It isn't insurmountable and ESL (English as a Second Language) classes are available as part of the curriculm but just adds an extra level of complexity to setting up an appropriate education program for the student
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