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3 year old special needs child, moving to Krakow what options are there?


Prateekjain2003 1 | -
25 Apr 2019 #1
My toddler is special needs child going through early intervention in USA.. I am planning to move to Krakow, Poland.. are there government programs for special needs kids in English? I will be getting 90000 pln per year.. what's the cost of special needs program there?
terri 1 | 1,665
25 Apr 2019 #2
You will be very lucky to find a place that will take your child. Contact the USA Embassy in Krakow or guidance.
DominicB - | 2,709
25 Apr 2019 #3
are there government programs for special needs kids in English?

No. Nothing of that sort exists. Any programs would be exclusively in Polish. There is a long wait list for public programs, and you would not be able to afford private care.

I will be getting 90000 pln per year.. what's the cost of special needs program there?

That is too little for a couple with a special needs child to live on in Poland. You would have difficulty even if the child did not have special needs. Even if you did manage somehow to cover your basic living expenses, that would leave you with essentially zero left over to put in your savings account. You wouldn't be able to scrape together even a modest rainy day fund.

You are going to have to rethink this moving to Poland matter. Unless you are making substantially more money, there is no point.

By the way, 90,000 PLN works out to only about $20,000 US. While some things are cheaper in Poland, things related to children, especially foreign children, are quite expensive. With the cost of your relocation figured in, as well as the extra costs of a special needs child, you would be living a monkish, hand to mouth lifestyle, at best. Or you would quickly go bust hand have to leave empty-handed, with little more than the shirt on your back.

As for your spouse finding a job, forget about it. Just ain't gonna happen.

Sorry to rain on your parade, but your plan does not make any financial sense, or any other kind of sense.

Good luck!
jon357 63 | 15,378
25 Apr 2019 #4
are there government programs for special needs kids in English?

There are many special needs programmes provided by the state; they are free, and not in English as such, however there will certainly be staff who speak English,. You should speak to your future employer about this; their HR department mey be able to provide some guidance.

You should, by the way, take the comment above with a pinch of salt.

Poland does have a strong state education and care sector; it is all provided by the government and is of a good standard; you may be surprised at the high quality There's also no reason why your spouse (if they speak English or Polish and have marketable skills) should not find a job.

The salary (assuming it's net) is more than duble the national median salary.
terri 1 | 1,665
26 Apr 2019 #5
Your salary of 7.5K pln gross per month is absolutely nothing to write home about. This is extremely low. You do not make clear whether the quote 90K pln per year is gross or net, I have assumed gross. I was earning 6K pln gross in 1996, some 23 years ago. Make sure you have got your figures right as on that salary you will struggle.
pawian 175 | 13,563
26 Apr 2019 #6
Your salary of 7.5K pln gross per month is absolutely nothing to write home about. This is extremely low.

Yes, very low but still not so tragic.

As for your spouse finding a job, forget about it. Just ain't gonna happen.

Do you mean there will be no job opportunities for her or that she will not be able to combine working and taking care of their special needs child.?

what's the cost of special needs program there?

If you work and are insured, the programmes are free.


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