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WavesNC
(@WavesNC)
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Hi all,

We are considering a move to STX, but need to know about schools. Also, our son has very high functioning autism, he has no special education plan at present, but not sure if there are any schools better than others at accomodating differences. He goes to a montessori now.

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Topic starter Posted : June 4, 2013 11:43 pm
terry
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Try to contact meowruff on this board, Her husband is a special ed teacher at one school

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Posted : June 5, 2013 12:08 am
WavesNC
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Thanks for the suggestion, will do....

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Topic starter Posted : June 6, 2013 2:10 pm
OldTart
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Hopefully you'll plan a dedicated PMV before making any final decision about moving here, particularly given the situation with your son. You need to see schools first-hand and during regular sessions. Good luck!

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Posted : June 6, 2013 2:26 pm
WavesNC
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My PMV hinges on how well my phone interview goes today.....If all goes well, I probably won't be able to see schools in session before my decision would need to be made (assuming they are out for the summer right about now?). We are prepared to justify the cost of private school (no state tax) if need be, and also would consider homeschooling as well. Those are choices that may need to be considered even if we stay put.

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Topic starter Posted : June 6, 2013 4:16 pm
casalafamigliastjohnvilla
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Hi! Not many services on our islands for our kids with autism. Please contact Stephanie Barnes at the below phone or email. She knows all about the services given on the USVI for kids with autism. She is wonderful and can absolutely lead you in the right direction.

The Virgin Islands Autism Network
P.O. Box 3541
Frederiksted, VI 841
United States
See map: Google Maps
340 626 3330
Contact Name:
Stephanie Barnes
Contact Email:
smial@msn.com
Good luck,
Christine

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Posted : June 6, 2013 9:09 pm
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