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Old 06-20-2003, 05:29 PM   #3
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Hello. I live in Utah, we have so many programs and schools designed specifically for autistc children. May I ask how old your child is? I have a nephew who just turned 9, and is autistic. He is high functioning and verbal. He is a BIG boy for his age. His weight and height can be intimidating at times. I worked with a company for 3 years who specializes with autistic individuals. I dealt with mainly group homes and on site training for jobs in the community. Have you checkd out the autisim section on this site? There is a ton of support and many families who are going through the same things you are. Also if you check the Autisim Society of America, they might have some helpful ideas.
[url="http://www.autism-society.org/site/PageServer"]http://www.autism-society.org/site/PageServer[/url]

Good luck, I know it can be difficult raising a child who is so very special.
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