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Old 11-09-2006, 09:56 AM
 
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Hi,

I have an 8 yr old son with autism. I would like to relocate from NJ to Winconsin. How are services in that state for kids with autism? Please let me know about the services and best county or town to relocate to with school systems that have excellent services for kids like my son.

Truly appreciated!
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Old 11-09-2006, 05:20 PM
 
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Wisconsin is a very liberal state and has great healthcare and schools in general. I miss living there! It depends on where you live. I had a son with developmental disabilities and we had a lot of services in Madison, early childhood through 5th grade.

Madison & Eau Claire would both be good choices, the University is a good resource. I am sure other areas have good programs too. (Fox River Valley and Milwaukee come to mind)
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Old 12-09-2006, 08:46 PM
 
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Hi.
I can't say enough about N. Fond du Lac. We are a town of about 4,400 and are on the very south part of Lake Winnegago. We're 1 hour north of Milwaukee and 1 hr, 15 min east of Madison.
Our 10 year old has Asperger's (a form of Autism) and the entire elementary school has been trained to truly UNDERSTAND autism. Everyone is in the REG ED classroom......there are even 2 non-verbal autistic kids - 1 5th grader and 1 3rd grader and they have aided that help. It's awesome.
We have an autism consultant who sings our schools' praises and says that it is the best school system in her 1/4 part of the state - even though we are one of the smallest.
We have monthly support group meetings at the school and people from different areas come to listen. Different speakers, ideas......friends.
Google us, if you can. Ask questions. People are very friendly and I'm sure would be more than willing to help you out.
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