DS8 has Asperger's. He has had a lot of angry out burst that lead to melt downs this year. In these episodes he screams, cries, tries to run from the room and in extreme cases lashes out physically and has to be restrained by the teachers. ( happened about 3-4 times this year) He is a special program for kids with Asperger's. He spends a little over 1/2 his day in Reg. classes and the rest in special classes for other kids like him. He receives social skills classes 2 times a week plus he is part of several school 'social clubs' Anyway- the school is 100% set up for kids like him.
At the beginning of the year the autism teacher goes into the regular ed classes ( with out my DS or the other Autist child in his class) and talks about Autism/aspergers and how to be a good friend to a child who is different. No names are mentioned, nothing specific is mentioned... just a general talk.
Well, my DS special and reg. teacher feel the kids are starting to be afraid of my son to an extent. so his Spec. teacher has asked to speak to the class again but this time specifically about Carl. she needs my expressed permission to do this and says this is not 'normal' procedure but in a few cases she likes to suggest it.
I am torn. I don't want the other kids to be afraid of him and they have called him 'crazy' some this year but at the same time I don't want this to fuel the fire- so to speak... KWIM? I am leaning towards letting and her hoping for the best... but I am curious on others thoughts. As the parent of a child like mine- would you allow it? As the parent of a Nero typical child- Would a talk like this help create more understanding or cause more problems?
Any thoughts that pop into your head that you think I should consider would be GREAT.
Thanks for reading this!! lol. :0)
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