best school district in northern NJ?

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Registered: 04-01-2003
best school district in northern NJ?
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Tue, 09-30-2003 - 6:45am
Hi, All. I haven't been around for a while, but old-timers might remember me from the autism board. I'm an American, living in Paris with two little Franco-American daughters and a French DH. My younger daughter, Emma (now 5y5m) is HFA (or pdd-nos, depending on who you ask). She is mainstreamed in public school (equivalent of Kindergarten year), but really should have an aide (don't get me started...).

Anyway, it looks like my DH might have an opportunity to be sent abroad --- to New Jersey! -- for work. It would be northern NJ, so I'd be interested in hearing any feedback and recommendations about school districts (also if there are any to avoid). I have no idea if anything will really come of this, but I'd rather be prepared if it does!

Thanks in advance for your help.

Debbie in Paris

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Registered: 06-25-2003
Tue, 09-30-2003 - 9:39am
Debbie,

I am in NY but have a gf in Northern jersey who has a child with severe ADHD. I will give her a shout and get back to you.

-Paula

-Paula

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Registered: 04-05-2003
Wed, 10-01-2003 - 12:29am
I belong to a NJ group called ASPEN - Asperger Education Network - and they have 12 chapters throughout the state. The link is http://www.aspennj.org/ .

These would be the North Jersey areas that they have chapters in:

http://www.aspennj.org/coords.html#HUNTAG

http://www.aspennj.org/coords.html#MIDTAG

http://www.aspennj.org/coords.html#ESSEXTAG

http://www.aspennj.org/coords.html#HUNTAG

http://www.aspennj.org/coords.html#BERGTAG

http://www.aspennj.org/coords.html#NWTAG

The chapter coordinators are extremely knowledgable and know where to steer you to for that information. It's a great group with tons of support (like this board) to join if you come to NJ.

Good Luck,

Leenie

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Registered: 04-01-2003
Thu, 10-02-2003 - 5:03am
Thanks, Leenie. I'll keep these links - and get in touch when things get a bit clearer (ít may be tomorrow, it may be in 6 months... things are a bit up in the air just now). Looks like a very active organisation - I hope our move works out and we can meet!

Thanks again, Debbie