DD7 is autistic with psychosis. She is in 2nd grade ese. When she has an outburst at school, she usually directs everything at herself or property. Well a few weeks ago, she started becoming physically aggressive with the aides in her class. Yesterday she attempted to knock a desk over on another student. I spoke to her about It and she promised she wouldn't try to hurt a student again. I got a call from her teacher about 90 minutes after school started this morning saying that she had Hit a fourth grader who volunteers in the classroom to help with reading. The teacher asked me if I thought My DD should get a referral (they for the most part allow me to dictate the consequence for the more out of control behaviors). I told her that I thought a referral was appropriate and if she hurt a student again she should be suspended.
My view is When a teacher or aide accepts a job in an ese classroom, they are accepting the risk that they may be assaulted. Children should not have to accept that risk. They should feel safe at school whether It's around My child or someone elses.
Am I wrong to encourage the school to take disciplinary actions on My daughter?
on May. 16, 2013 at 11:15 AM