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Old 04-22-2011, 03:36 PM   #1
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i need assistance and information


I have recently moved to NY-USA permanently

i am now a home maker however i was an acting principal for deva academy for the deaf
and also receieved teachings from the lexigton school for deaf here in NY back in the 70's
i have been involved in social work most of my adult life.

I am writing for my son.
he is now 24 years old and is down syndrome.

i had very limited resources to tap for my son
however i tried everything to normalize him and make him more sociablly acceptable

he was in a special school (IBS - institution for behavioral studies)
he was part of special olympics
he was attending creative camps (catering to such individuals)

however, since we had to move here, i am very worried
as we have no knowledge as to where and how should
he be able to utilize his time and make the most of it

he is an american citizen, enjoys indian music, draws and sings
i would really appreciate (humbly) that if some one can assist and guide us
to what oppurtunities are out there for him.

please i look forward to hearing from someone. i myself would like to assist as much as i can

thankyou so much
awaiting your reply

a worried mother
mrs. malik

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Old 05-19-2011, 11:37 AM   #2
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Re: i need assistance and information

In California we have the Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC) which has been a wonderful source of info/programs/respite, etc. Our Regional worker visits us once a year and accesses our needs and is always avaliable by phone for emergency situations.

If you need help with income- you can apply for SSI from Social Security and check your local Social Services office to see if they have "In Home Support Services" that will pay you to take care of your disabled dependant.

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