Aspie and a broken collar bone

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Registered: 11-28-2006
Aspie and a broken collar bone
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Sat, 02-27-2010 - 12:32am

Okay long story short, Chris broke his collar bone at school last friday.

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Registered: 09-13-2008
Sat, 02-27-2010 - 12:54am
Couldn't his doctor just give you a note so you could keep him home? Poor guy! I hope he heals quickly!
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Sat, 02-27-2010 - 1:16am

I second the doctor's note.

Dear school:

Chris broke his collarbone, cannot take medication for it and is in significant pain. He may not participate in PE or any physical tasks. he may not carry any objects weighing more than (whatever).

He CANNOT write with his right hand
He CANNOT write with his left hand.
If you want him to write, scribe for him, or else excuse him from writing tasks.

signed chris's doctor.

done.

good luck and let us know how it goes.

-Paula

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-Paula

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Registered: 06-25-2005
Sat, 02-27-2010 - 9:08am

Three years ago ds had his leg broken in P.E. at school (kid rammed into him on purpose). Ds didn't have the coordination to use crutches, he couldn't self-maneuver a wheelchair and, even if he could use a wheelchair he wouldn't be able to take himself to the restroom, etc.

As a result, ds not only stayed home from school, but the school sent in a home teacher three times a week to keep ds up-to-date on his school work. Zeke's school teacher provided all the materials the class was working on, so ds did the same work as the rest of his class. Not only was it easier physically, but it was a lot less stressful for ds emotionally, too.

I would think that your ds situation qualifies, at the very least, for him to stay home from school -- esp considering that his injury occurred AT SCHOOL. Even if the school couldn't send in a home teacher, they could provide your ds his assignments, and he could do the work with help at home. I think our school counselor is the one who got things set up for us, but I don't remember for sure.

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Registered: 11-28-2006
Tue, 03-02-2010 - 12:03pm

Hi everyone,


sorry for the late response but was waiting until he saw an Orthopedic doctor yesterday.

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Registered: 02-28-2008
Tue, 03-02-2010 - 12:29pm

Glad he's on the mend!

As far as the ortho's recommendation and your reaction - it's tough to read between the lines, when they say 'don't write' you think, okay no writing, not 'no writing where the arm is on the desk'. lol

But I"m glad you got things cleared up.

Best wishes in all

Andrea, mom to

Graham
Miles
Anson

Andrea, mom to

Graham
Miles
Anson
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Registered: 11-28-2006
Tue, 03-02-2010 - 12:59pm

You know Drea, it's so funny you said that about reading between the lines LOL.

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Registered: 09-12-2008
Wed, 03-03-2010 - 4:28pm
How is Chris feeling? I can't believe I missed this post! I hope he if feeling better soon. Broken collar bone...ouch. And there isn't much you can do for them. Sending some positive thoughts your way.



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