I am sorry to hear you are having so much trouble with finding the appropriate placement for your child. I don't know Florida laws, but i do know you as a parent should and need to have the ritght to place your child where you think he has the best chance to succeed. I live in PA and we have what is called the DART program. I sent my typical child there and he did very well. I have a degree to teach kids with Special Needs, but mainly worked with children who have behavior problems. I DO have a soon to be 3 yr. old who was born with Down Syndrome and he will be going to DART on his 3rd B-Day in Sept. I really like the curriculum there. They have a good head teacher,speech therapist and DV who will work with him. When he gets to gradeschool he will be in with typical kids most of the time. Let me tell you this....Be sure to know the IDEA laws for you state. Look them up on-line and print them out. Good luck!
at 8:10 PM on Aug. 17, 2009