Monday, March 8, 2010

Finding Your Spot

This was one of the first things I posted when I started this blog in July, 2008. Back when I thought I'd use this space as a platform to be witty and flex my writing skills.

Laugh with me now, will you? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Duh...OF COURSE this was going to turn into a place where autism and parenting would prevail. Who was I kidding?

Anyhow, we have lived in Northern CA for nearly two years, and if you know me, you know that this is about the time that I start getting itchy feet and wondering where I'm supposed to go next. The longest I have lived in a house since probably 1992 is 26 months. I am not kidding.

So I took the 'Find Your Spot' quiz again and came up with similar results...a slew of locales in Oregon, this place that I sort of idealize in my head. I can't help but wonder if it's THE spot for my family. Better cost of living, better schools, more attainable/affordable private schools for autism, beautiful coasts and mountains, progressive people, etc. etc.

So where do you think the ideal life could be lived for your family? And let's gather some information here if you've got it...where are the best services for kids with autism? I have heard Washington State and Connecticut. What have you heard?

Looking forward to hearing what everyone has to say...

7 comments:

Susan Senator said...

Hi!
CT is good; so is NJ. MA used to be better; it is totally town-by-town...

Hetha said...

I've only heard NJ, but we're never moving there :-)
I'd like to know which states require insurance to cover ABA, that'd be a start for us.

Casdok said...

Its such a shame that services for our kids are not good 'everywhere'.
When my son was young i moved house just to get a good service.

Jenn said...

NJ is good but also town by town. I was just told our district is only giving my son two hours a week of home programming because it's the special ed's directors personal belief that a kid should be a kid. Who wants to sit in on our next IEP meeting???

Meanwhile the district our private behaviorist works for automatically gives 10 hours to the pre k and kindergarten kids.

Anonymous said...

NJ is the best IF you can get into one of the private ABA centers. Any parent who has a child in a district there....the services are a joke. Get them out!

sarah said...

I just can't imagine being away from Ca and the coast, although I have friends who LOVE portland.....

Joanne said...

I still love Texas - Houston, not so much, as I too would love a journey back to the "mothership" with you. :) As for services, I have been VERY happpy with Humble -good services, great people. So far so good. Keeping my blessings counted and my fingers crossed.

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