Re: Teacher Bullying Autistic Son
Originally Posted by SunDeck
Also a parent of a kid with Asperger's. We've had similar poor luck with teachers, and it always seems to boil down to the same thing- whether or not they have the right perspective on what it takes to educate a kid on the spectrum.
Secondly, when it comes to special education, my own experience tells me that schools struggle to meet the criteria of IDEA
because it's competing with other services for resources. I don't know how many times I've heard a principal tell me they don't have money for an aide even though it's clearly required under our son's IEP. What I've come to believe is that this is a strategy- if they BS everyone, then only a certain percentage will know enough to call them on it. When I see something like this, the first thing that comes to mind is that this school is probably doing as little as it can to comply with federal law, as opposed to doing what's necessary to actually provide the education for these kids that they are required to.
100% correct SD, and great advice for anyone with young children just entering the school system. Ask questions and hold them accountable......we made the mistake early of of assuming, and paid dearly for it.
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