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Should u send an austic 5 year old to public school or private

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:37 PM on Mar. 23, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • My Autistic son went to public and did fine. Better then fine in fact.

    Answer by gemgem at 3:38 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • publice school if it has a unit for austic people or private is the got a unit for austic kids

    Answer by feralkitten at 3:38 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • Depends on the level of autism. High or low functioning. Just because a school is private, doesn't mean they are equipped to cover what a child needs that is autistic.

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 3:38 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • Will private school give him/her the help they'll need?
    How severe is the autism?
    Can you afford private school?

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 3:38 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • Depends on which school offers the best programs for his needs.. Private does not mean better :) Many public school get funding for SN and have a good program..

    Answer by midnightmoma at 3:51 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • I would put them in whichever school has the better special needs program. Private is not always better across the board. Also consider the costs. With what you would save in tuition costs you could probably afford some great private tutoring or special after school activities.

    Answer by kayslay at 3:52 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • My dd goes to a private school but due to funding they dont have the resources to help special needs children.

    Answer by ria7 at 3:54 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • A public school is obligated to provide the appropriate supports & services that your child may need to be able to both access & benefit from his/her education, but a private school is not. If it is a private school specifically designed for children with special needs, then you may be able to get more services & supports, but you will be limited to whatever program(s) the school prefers, unless it is an "approved private" public school, which is a private school that only takes public school students & is subject to the same rules & regulations as a regular public school.

    Many children do well in public school placements, so before you dismiss it completely, see what your district has to offer. Also, placement should be determined by the child's needs, so think about which placement, public or private, would meet those needs best.

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 3:55 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • I would do private

    Answer by Samanthamommy at 5:37 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • I would say private.

    Answer by Samanthamommy at 5:44 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

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