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Old 01-07-2011, 09:53 PM
 
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Hello,

I am in search of a public school district for my son. He has developmental and behavioral special needs (Reactive Attachment Disorder, Asperger, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder). I work in Tacoma, but am willing to commute up to an hour each way if needed in order to get him into an appropriate educational setting. We are considering CHILD (a private school on Mercer Island for kids w/ needs like his, but I'm wondering if there's a public option. I know that mainstreaming is popular, but I'm not sure it'll work for him. Thanks in advance for any suggestions,
Kim
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:55 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, 615' Elevation, Zone 8b - originally from SF Bay Area
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Public schools are only an option if you move within the district. Lake Washington School District still has a good special ed program. My wife is a special Ed para-educator at an elementary, where they have both mainstreamed students and a transition room for those that are not prepared to be in with the large class setting (3 teachers, 7 paras). Because of that people seem to move here where they can get better services. With all the upcoming state budget cuts some public school services may be on the decline next year but much of special ed is funded by federal funds.

You would need to contact each school to find out what their particular situation is for special ed teachers, paras and number of students they service.

Special Education - Lake Washington School District
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