Autism : Return to India Vs stay in the USA

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sagar11 2021-07-13 19:12:32


Hi can anyone please share best autism center in hyderabad.. thanks

sagar11 2021-07-18 02:37:27


Hi Rami,

I stay in Fairfax and my 3-year-old son is diagnosed with moderate autism. He is still nonverbal; lacks focus. He already started special school and his ABA is approved but he is no consistent. Currently, I am not happy with the school and ABA services.Can you please what else I need to do? What schools are best in Fairfax and also, can you please guide a good ABA and speech service I can enroll with.  Thanks, sagar

Specialmom2021 2021-07-24 06:05:56


Hi Punjabi mom 
 did you moved to India or still in USA 


Specialmom2021 2021-07-24 06:07:25


Hi everyone does anyone moved completely to India from USA need some information 


Rami123 2021-07-24 10:36:58


Hi Sagar,

I was in Fairfax in 2015 and my son had ABA program in Continnum behaviour health in McLean and therapist came hone like 10-12 hours a week based on what my son needed. He also went to PAC program in Waple mill elementary. The general ratings of Waple mills has gone down now but back then it was 9 in greatschools. I used to take him to a lot of library kids activities in all the Fairfax county libraries. After one year of PAC and ABA he did well and from PAC he moved to non categorical classroom in preschool and in morning I put him in Pender hill church preschool where his ABA therapist used to go with him thrice a week to help him socialize and follow instruction at preschool and from morning church preschool he went to Waples mill elementary in afternoon for Noncat preschool. Other 2 days the ABA therapist came home and did table activities and individual activities. With my experience Fairfax is a awesome place for special Ed and the schools had a systematic approach and went above and beyond to help us. After I moved from there to Michigan I felt Fairfax was much better but luckily in Michigan  I changed his special Ed preschool to another elementary school after some bad experience in the teacher in the first school  that we joined after moving from Fairfax. Only thing that was difficult was finding friends in neighborhood and so I used to socialize in neighborhood next door and invite kids to my home to play and relied heavily on library activities for kids and taking him to frying pan, Cox and Ticonderoga farms to help him socialize. I also used to register for lot of kids activities  in parktakes website. Hope this information helps. I must say Continnum was also really good in helping my child. Both PAC , ABA , non cat went hand in hand to help him in the early stages. Let me know if you need more details. 

thepinkdad 2021-07-24 21:19:08


Random update -I started this thread many years ago. Eventually we got tired of the permanent residency wait times in the US and applied for PR in Canada and moved here after they relaxed the rules around immigrating with children with disabilities in 2019. It has been a pleasant surprise , society is a bit laid back compared to the US, slightly worse weather but manageable, the best part is there are no special needs classrooms here for autism kids. Inclusion is a big thing here in British Columbia so my kid goes to regular classroom with a school district appointed aide which is something not possible in the us at least for my daughter. And she and her sister get to go to the same
School and we have a sense of normalcy here. Living costs are are high but I will bear with anything for as close to a normal
life for my daughter. Not too sure about the future but we are in a good place now., for now. 

tsnap299 2021-07-24 22:47:41


Hi PinkDad!

I am still in the confusion of continuing in US or leaving back to India!We both have spoken before over a call.
My son is verbal, does things on his own, plays with his cousin, friends nearby but every now and then goes inactive during play. And over the coarse of day, becomes lethargic and lazy. He does go to a skating class and he has immediately / easily started skating but while skating in between he will stop and think a while and then resume. 
when there is a skate race, he will start well but in between he will slow down and not realize that its a race. we are praying and hoping that things would change. No sure if god even exists! my personal opinion.
Life is too hard man.


prouddaddy05 2021-07-25 01:17:37


Hi Pinkdad,

Could you please let me know the rules you are speaking about relaxation for disabled child?


thepinkdad 2021-07-25 09:53:05
This was announced in 2018 itself but they just made it permanent. What matters to us in this move is the special services cost in school cannot be included when the cost of the disability is calculated when evaluating your disability application.  Generally for kids with autism the support services are only through school so this was a relief. Also outside school the only money the govt spends for kids with autism is a 6500$ Fund each year which is below the new annual $21000 threshold.

thepinkdad 2021-07-25 09:56:54


Hi tsnap, a lot of ppl on this thread have spoken to me as well. I remember our conversation. Inspite of our difficulties all of our kids challenges are unique and it€™s difficult to find out any clear answers to our life€™s puzzles. All I have learnt is we will eventually find out what floats our boat and we can all support each other while we are all on this journey.

tsnap299 2021-07-25 11:13:46


You are absolutely right!



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