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"When Mark was diagnosed, our city didn't have the services we wanted, so we moved. Mark is learning so quickly. It was a good decision for us." ~ Brandon

Sometimes you may have decided on services or programs for your child that may not be available in your area. For example, you may have decided that you would like your toddler to learn to use a certain set of communication building blocks, or learn a certain language. But your community may not offer teaching of these building blocks and languages to infants and toddlers.

You can tackle this problem in many different ways. You can talk with your child’s service coordinator (or another member of your child’s team of professionals) about setting up a program in your community that will teach these skills. As you might expect, this approach can take a lot of time and effort, but can be worth the work. You can also choose to move to a community where the services are offered. Or you may wish to choose a different service or program. Talking with other parents and with professionals can give you more ideas.