My DD has high functioning autism and in her world everything is very literal. We have worked so hard with her to think outside of the box. She never would color any animal rainbow or purple-only the color it really is. She has come a longways and just started sometimes showing her creativity.
She came home with the AWESOME bat picture from art. I praised her for it and told I loved the braces . She said, "Well you are the only one. I got I trouble and the teacher would not hang it in the wall cus I guess it was supposed to realistic. And apparently bats can't have braces or have rainbow stripes"
I am so sad! Why would they do that to any kid, but especially her with her autism and they know this is something we have been working on with her! :-(
I gotta get her into a different school-that isy goal for next year!!
I proudly hung it on my wall and her sisters (without my encouragement) said how cool the braces were and she beamed! :-)