My son, who has Asperger's, eloped from math class today after being frustrated over the difficulty of the task. This is common for him recently and he has always been caught and taken to his special ed teacher for her to help him. ( the school is 100% set up for him and all teacher trained on how to work with kids like him ) Anyway, He ran and the teacher lost track of which direction he went and lost sight of him before catching him. They finally found him, 15 minutes later with multiple adults looking, hiding in an adult women's bathroom. He was restrained by his special ed teacher and carried to her room to the 'nest'to clam down and of course discuss repercussions of his escapades. I have a few questions for the school tomorrow...like:
1) This was during math- he is supposed to have an aide in math... where was she? Did he manage to out run TWO teachers?
2)How do you manage to loose track of which direction a kid runs to the point that he is GONE?
3)Why was I not called until the end of the day and not while he was actually missing- or shortly after being found?
4)HOw are we going to stop this from happening again?
Now I LOVE this school- and all his teachers/aides dearly and this is the FIRST problem we have ever had in 2 years so I am NOT angry. I am confused and extremely concerned though.
What would you make of a situation like this? I just can't believe they LOST him!?
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