Autism and House Hunting
We are house hunting. We have to be out of our current rental by July 31st because our landlords sold the house. I thought they’d have some trouble in this economy, but after a week on Craigslist, they sold it. They got a lot less than what they were asking for — but I am happy for them. And I wish we could have bought it. It is in a bad school district with a sub-standard autism program.
So we are moving again. We have to quickly find a home and get in a school district before Ava turns 2 1/2. We want to buy something this time. Yes, we want to be home-owners, but I so dread moving because I know Ava will be traumatized. She loves where she lives now. She finds comfort in her home. I hope she can adjust but I know it is difficult for kids on the spectrum.
However, after going to see about six houses last weekend, I realized how hard our search is going to be. Not only do we have to find an affordable home — even in this housing slump it is hard to find a house in our price range in a good school district, we have to find a school district with a good autism program or a district willing to send her to a private autism school or an out of district program. With all of NJ’s budget cuts in education, it will be hard to find a district that will send her to a private school.
How do you define a safe home?
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I feel your pain. We are looking to move rental properties and yet stay close to our chosen school. So challenging.