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Old 03-21-2009, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Mississippi
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We will be relocating to Mandeville, LA, and need information about what school would be best for a 2nd grader with Asperger's (it's one of the autism spectrum disorders). He reads, writes (poorly), etc. but has serious issues with socialization. I understand the schools are wonderful there. Any feedback? We also have a middle school kid, so need a good place for him as well.
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Old 11-03-2009, 06:58 AM
 
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Default Special Ed in Mandeville

Hi J - Did you move there already? What has your experience been with the Special Ed programs? We have a FASD 5th grade adopted son who has issues similiar to your child (and a normal 7th grader). We are considering moving to Mandeville from Chicago area and I would love to hear how your experience is going.

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Old 11-10-2009, 01:39 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I moved from Chicago to Mandeville almost 4 months ago, couldn't be happier. I don't know much about the schools, however I can guarantee this is the safest area out of the entire surrounding N.O. area. Very safe and family oriented town. I'm a 26 year old college student and I'm like the only one driving around at night after 10pm lol. DEFINITELY a quiet area. The only downfall is the northshore (Mandeville, Covington, etc) is a little bit overpriced in my opinion. I pay 750 for a small 2 BR apartment but in the end I still think its worth it when I can sit outside at night and not have to worry as if I was in New Orleans...
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Old 11-10-2009, 11:59 AM
 
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We used to live in River Ridge on the South Shore. We have a daughter with special needs both physically and mentally. Unfortunately we found the services in Louisiana to be terrible! We moved to Colorado and couldn't be happier. I know this might not be what you were looking for, but I just wanted to give you my experience as a parent of a child with special needs. Good luck!
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Old 02-09-2010, 03:04 PM
 
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STLNolawoj,

I lived in Chicago for a couple of years myself, and I'm looking into the North Shore too, particularly Mandeville. Could you characterize it some more? $750 sounds decent for a 2BR apartment, to be honest?

The lakefront and quietness are attractive. I'm 28, so it's encouraging to hear that someone younger than me is able to be happy there.
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Old 02-22-2010, 10:36 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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$750 is cheap, isn't it? I've been looking at rentals in Mandeville for almost two months and haven't seen anything decent for that price. I walked-thru some townhomes in the $900 range that ended being "rough".
I am by-far no expert tho, as I did not look at apartment buildings. We're a young couple ourselves and we're hoping to find our niche over there. We found an older home in our price range and move next week. I was pleasantly surprised to see a good amount of shopping and restaurant choices. Things are a little more spread out but there was more options than I expected. I found a great gym, coffee shop and shopping by our house. We also found some trails to ride or walk on the weekends. As for a place we can go out and have a few drinks etc... haven't got that far yet. My husband would be happy with a friendly sports bar He is a New Orleans native and all his friends are over here so it'll be an adjustment for him. But I can't wait to be in Mandeville!
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