My son is a special needs child... he has high functioning Aspergers, Tourette's Syndrome, and an enlarged Aortic Root. For the most part he can participate in physical things like gym, just no pull ups, rope climbs, heavy lifting, footbal, lacrosse, wrestling. Ok...there's the background.
I got the flyer home on their field trip this year and it's a ropes course that states it is physically, emotionally and mentally straining and you have to sign off on it. Well...I can't...he can't participate and it's going to crush him.
My question is... Do you think it is wrong that the school/PTA chose a field trip that excludes children based on their abilities or lack there of?
Every other field trip has been to places like the museum, the Science Center, Our sports stadiums...I just feel hurt knowing that many children will be excluded.
Asked by KaylasMiracle at 8:58 AM on Sep. 15, 2009 inLevel 1 (0 Credits)
I have been to several rope courses. The main idea for these courses is to build teamwork. One year, we had a boy go who was in a wheelchair, every obstacle we faced we had to come together and think of how we were going to get him from point a to point b and then get the rest of the class there as well. The boy in the wheelchair participated by sharing his ideas and trying to help as best as possible to complete the obstacle. Talk with his teachers and let them know your concerns. See if it is possible for him to go and participate in the things that he CAN do.
Answer by JeremysMom at 2:05 PM on Sep. 15, 2009
Answer by kustomkrochet at 9:04 AM on Sep. 15, 2009
Answer by deadheadjen at 9:07 AM on Sep. 15, 2009
They have different field trips each year. Next one will be better. I would not make a big deal out of this because it's not.
Answer by Anonymous at 9:42 AM on Sep. 15, 2009
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Answer by OneToughMami at 12:26 PM on Sep. 15, 2009
Expecting the entire class to be limited in their activities to suit your son really isn't fair.
Answer by Anonymous at 9:06 PM on Sep. 15, 2009
Answer by mom2aspclboy at 11:07 PM on Sep. 15, 2009
Answer by jewjewbee at 8:24 AM on Sep. 16, 2009