A substitute wanted to tie up my down syndrome daughter?! Really?
So, my kids are in the 4 year old prek for their 2nd year. They are currently all in generalized classrooms with a Sped teacher (the one 2 of them had last year in self contained) and aid. And they are doing way better than we ever expected or imagined they would in this setting, so overall we are very happy with the start of the year. They are split in 2 classrooms and the Sped goes between rooms while they each have a general teacher full time. Well, the class that has my son with ASD and my daughter with down syndrome had the general teacher out, the Sped was still there but I think suppose to be in the other class that day. My kid's aid was also out ill, so the Sped stayed anyway. And to tell you a bit about my daughter, she is a 3 ft tall, 25 lb 5 year old with minimal hearing/understanding, no communication, stubborn, curious, happy, adorable little explorer basically stuck in the toddler stage, so she is plays appropriately for her developmental level (18 mo ish). She also wears a neck brace that makes her extra wobbly so she falls over a lot. Adults that don't understand SN kids don't seem to know quite what to do with her, but all the kids in her class just adore her and do not find her 'uniqueness' disruptive. I go to pick the kids up, and I can laugh about this only because I know they were perfectly safe with the Sped teacher. She adores them and is so protective of all children. She tells me the sub asked if she could tie my daughter up to something so she wouldn't wander around so much. What?! Really?! The Sped was of course like, NO! So then she asked if she could at least tie the toys she was throwing as she played to her so she couldn't throw them. Again, the Sped was like, NO! And she wasn't throwing them at anyone, it was like sitting by the little people throwing one animal out of the barn at a time until they were all around her, then moving on to the blocks. This is just what she does.
I get not all teachers are required to be trained in SN kiddos, but shouldn't there be a general no tying rule for any child that they should just naturally comply with? Seriously, SN or not, what teacher wants to tie up a child?