posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 08:36 AM
I am the father of a Cerebral Palsy kid. My daughter is in a wheelchair and, of course, a potential victim of bullying.
We're lucky. Sam (14 y.o.) is smart (Honor Roll every semester for the last 4-5 years) and, although overweight, liked by her peers and teachers and
basically every adult she meets.
If I were suspecting enough to have to wire up Sam to see if I was being lied to by her, or, her teachers, my wife and I would have already addressed
The team of people that interact with my child everyday work together to make sure she learns and participates as much as possible. The IEP
(Integrated Education Program) meetings we have twice a year are productive and progressive and you can see and hear that these teachers, both men and
women, truely CARE that Samantha overcomes any obsticles she encounters. Socially and educationally.
Even the bus drivers look out for Sam.
I'm GLAD to say this will probably never happen to my daughter. I'm sad to think it happens to any handicapped kid. My Brother and Sister in law
have 3 autistic kids. Asburgers and mild autism. They home-school. Full class structure and all. It's school, just at home. (They're doing it
If I was the guy in the video....the video would be part of my defense in an Assault and Battery case! (For my wife, of course! I don't hit
women....however, I would probably have held the woman's arms behind her back whilst my woman pummeled her about the face and body!)
Bullies piss me off. From kids to adults. Teachers or Cops. They disturb any attempt at balance.