I have to agree with Jeffry, UT campus is quite the drive from Round Rock and even further from Georgetown. Plus your route is the freeway with the most heavy traffic in Austin. It may not look very far on the map, but at rush hour (6:30-9:30 and 3-7pm) the drive is a killer! There are very nice homes withing Austin for $250K. If you have not moved yet, drop me a note and Ican set you up with a free auto search for homes that meet your needs.
I have a grandson with autism so I'm familiar with your concerns. I've enclosed a link for the US Autism and Asperger's Association conference that will be held at the Austin Hilton September 4-7, 2008. My step-daughter is planning to attend. Before you make your move, a visit to each school district might be essential in you decision-making process. You have to be your children's advocate when it comes to their education and IEP. I would love to help you find the correct fit for your family.
Carol Ann Pease, ABR, CRB, CRS, e-PRO, GRI
First, if you're working for UT Austin and having to travel downtown, then you might reconsider Round Rock and especially Georgetown. They are a long way from Austin, with really long commute issues.
Actually, some of the best sources for autism programs will be UT funded, or somehow associated with UT programs. You should inquire with your UT contacts about those programs, as I have heard they are some of the best around. The one at UT is called UTAP, and the web reference has the link to the website. They will also have the best, unbiased opinion of the Austin public school programs.
Sadly, regardless of the sales pitches you might get from others, the public school based systems for autistic children, miss the mark.
Let me know if I can be of any further help.
I would be happy to assist you with your real estate needs and provide assistance in locating the right school district for your two boys with autism. Based on your home search criteria, the following subdivisions might be subdivisions that you may want to consider in Round Round Rock and Georgetown:
Woods Of Brushy Creek
In addition to the above areas, I would recomend you givie Cedar Park some consideration which is located in the Leander ISD.
I would like to meet with you, in order to get a better understanding of your needs and desires. Feel free to visit my WEB site. There are many tools available on this site that can help you familiarize yourself with the Austin metro area. My contact information is available on my home page.