My son's school has threatened to report me to cps because of my son's meltdowns in school.They say that acting up in school is a sign that there are problems at home, but my son is much more behaved at home than he is at school. The principal, school psychologist and his teacher say that he has problems acclimating to a classroom setting and that this is disruptive to the other children's learning environment. They keep asking me what is going on at home but I don't know what to tell him except that maybe it's the school environment itself and having so much stimulation and so many kids in one room. They have told me that they will give him a few weeks to get settled into the new school year but that they may have to file a complaint against me if they don't see an improvment in my son's behavior. I'm scared!! I don't know what to do to change behaviors that only happpen when he is in school, is my son going to be taken away? I have asked my friend who works in a group home and she said if the school can't control him cps may force me to put him in a group home!!!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 1:25 PM on Sep. 2, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by gemgem at 1:29 PM on Sep. 2, 2011
Answer by Musicmom80 at 1:44 PM on Sep. 2, 2011
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Answer by albionel at 5:53 PM on Sep. 2, 2011
Answer by firefly679 at 10:10 PM on Sep. 2, 2011
How old is your son? How new is the idea of school to him? It seems that his meltdowns may be from being away from mommy and his home that he is use to. I do not have an autistic child so I am sorry if I am wrong, but the ones I have been around seem to have big issues and meltdowns over changes in schedule. I have a friend who dreads 3 day week ends and school breaks because it is a change in her child's schedule and it sets him off. Winter and summer break are worse because the length of them. He gets use to the idea of being home so the meltdowns and getting use to the new schedule start all over again.
Answer by Alanaplus3 at 10:20 AM on Sep. 3, 2011
Answer by albionel at 10:34 AM on Sep. 3, 2011
Join some of the autistic support groups on this site and talk to DHS yourself. See if your son qualifies for a caseworker that will help you find him a counselor and a school that is better equipped to help him. The school year is going to be horrible for your son as well as you if they think he should be adjusted in 2 days. My kids do not have autism and after 3 weeks they are still not adjusted. This school does not seem like a healthy place for your child. There are schools in some areas just for autistic kids. They are great. My friends child is thriving. He is learning so much more than he ever learned in the public school and they understand him. I know some mothers with autistic children do not like to look into those schools because of how they wish to deal with it, but they do learn things they are doing more projects at that school than my kids get to do.
Answer by Alanaplus3 at 10:43 AM on Sep. 3, 2011