Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Because It's Sort Of Funny...

One of the other private schools that was recommended to us costs seventy-SIX thousand dollars a year.


(And thank you, lovely friends, for all the support and for making me feel comfortable to talk about these things in this forum. I couldn't keep what little bit of sanity I have left if it weren't for knowing that you all have my back should I fall.)


Casdok said...

Having a good laugh helps with sanity too!! :)

Mama Deb said... does a stiff drink :)

Lori said...

Why are they so much? That's more than some people's salary! Does he live there? Is it gold plated?
Maybe you could hire a teacher/specialist to come to your house and teach him everyday. Sorry.

Mama Deb said...

Well, clearly it is very expensive to live out here, so that plays a part in the high tuition cost. Second, the first school has 22 students, the second is new and only has 3. (but is expanding to 6 in the coming weeks) These schools all have dedicated staff consisting of: speech therapist, occupational therapist, and physical therapist, as well as teachers. They also offer art and music therapy each week. And then aside from that...they offer the parents a masseuse and nail technician at their disposal anytime during the school day. I made up that last part!

sarah said...

That is more dough than we as a family bring in per year. incredible. shouldnt these services be given to our children, isnt it a right? Do not fret, palin knows all about autism....yeh freaking right!
hugs and more hugs to ya.

Mama Deb said...

Sarah--What fer said in my last post is correct...the schools are trying, they're just not there yet. The public school programs available for kids with autism are going to (hopefully!) look a lot different in a few years. But for now, there are only a limited number of school districts who have a reasonable handle on how to teach these kiddos. And unfortunately...this ain't one of 'em :(