Sunday, September 12, 2010

So very sad

This just makes me cry. This is the very reason why we chose to take Aaron out of school and home school him. He was attacked on the playground by another student in Kindergarten, and the teacher's insisted he "fell" on grass, which was NOT consistent with his injury. We went through weeks of meetings with his IEP team, and they would never admit what happened, only that they didn't actually see anything firsthand. His health and anxiety issues amplified, so for his safety and well being, we made the decision to home school him. Videos like this reassure me that we made the right choice for him. ***Note, this is not my son, but it was on the local news and it infuriates me!***


Some people may argue that he wasn't physically injured "that bad", but for autistic children, often the harm done goes much deeper and can take years to improve. These children absolutely deserve to be punished to the fullest extent of the law, as well as by their parents.

This is the response of one of the parents "Take it easy people. Yesterday was National Obesity Awareness month. The boys were simply responding to what they were told to do - "...kick the fat. Get active and exercise."

Some of you people are so quick to judge. My boy isn't a genius himself, he was simply horsing around with the "special needs" boy. So how do we judge different levels of retard? It's not fair to say the other boy is slower than mine. Oh, I forgot, sympathy for similar, right? Just because he weighs twice what my sons does he's automatically an "easy target"? Wrong, Oklahoma. Shame on you. My boy is slower than most.

The obese have become a new race. Banding together, singling the 40% of us toe touchers out."


Kim said...

I'm so sorry about what happened to your son on the playground:( I also have an autistic son and I have the same fears about bullying. Fortunately for us, our son has a personal aide. We required for him to have one because he tends to wander a lot. Hope everything goes well. Kim

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Heather said...

:( that's horrible. I'm glad you have your son in a place you feel comfortable now.

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Endy Daniel said...

That's really sad.. I wonder why the teachers wont admit the fact, really hate these ppl! hope ur son is save now.. home schooling is the best choice! btw, im ur new follower, thx for visiting my blog :)

Sueberry said...

You, know that's kind of the whole point in raising awareness about bullying. We need to teach kids at a young age so that they don't turn out like some of the people who have left comments saying that its not a big deal.

It is a big deal to the child who has been bullied.