We are considering putting Ben in a private school. I know it sounds like I am bragging to make everyone think we are made of money. In actuality I am running a money scheme through my head.
I'm thinking about Sally Struthers kind of thing, where you help contribute to his tuition. In exchange you will get a picture of your Ben to hang on your refrigerator along with a dictated letter (or mp3 file of him talking) for you.
Periodically you can get updates from your Ben so you can keep track of how he is doing. Report cards and photos. (If you miss a payment you may get a box with a code brown in it ;) ).
For less that the payment of a luxurious home, you can make a difference in an autistic kid's life.
(Or you could just send cases of beer and he can play X-Box all day while I drink!)