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originally posted by: WilsonWilson
Schools and teachers cant be trained to deal with these issues they are not the police to defend themselves and other children from violence. As soon as children become aggressive they should be removed from the school by their parents.
You cant force an aggressive child to calm down.
originally posted by: DYepes
Ok anyone with an autistic kid (dont have any but I have had experience seeing the horrible behavior they are capable of.) knows how violent and loud they can become when upset. If my child were behaving that way, I would have no problem allowing the school to send him to an isolation room as long as they used a restraint chair similar to the ones in jail. This would ensure they cant even move, let alone hurt themselves on the walls or bang their head until unconscious.
Heck I would approve that for my kids now if they became violent in school at all anyways.
originally posted by: daftpink
a reply to: Anyafaj
That is a truly awful and despicable way to treat a young girl with autism. I am shocked and truly sorry to hear that Anyafaj
There is a growing movement to globaly reclassify autism from a mental disorder (this was from the 60s/70s days when refrigerator mothers were incorrectly blamed for causing autism) and in many cases it has been reclassified and recognised as a neurological disorder but even the law still needs to catch up in places. It's a slow process but doesn't excuse the way your daughter was treated.
In the Uk a child with autism or other developmental delay can be classified as a child up to the age of 21 and receive child services up to that time to ensure they are appropriate. Just goes to show the differences. Most kids with autism are developemtnally delayed so they mature later and this also needs to be recognised when they are engaging with supprot services.
I am certain your daughter woudl thrive given the correct support and understanding of her condition. She is lucky to have an understanding parent I hope she is doing ok now?