The school bus
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|Wed, 01-12-2011 - 9:41pm|
So we haven't gotten DS tested yet. He is starting a social skills play group at the local university. Both he and my youngest will be in it. It is a 10 week class run by my oldest's OT and OT students. The OT knows about our concerns and is going to watch him and let me know what she thinks. My oldest (who does not have PDD but has an anxiety disorder) sees a regular therapist who works with many autistic children and thinks middle DS has Aspergers. I do as well.
So here's the issue: DS came home today and said the boy he shares a seat with was hitting his lunch bag because it was cold. He said he does that a lot. Since Owen seems rather naive I pried a bit and learned that the hititng happens often, and sometimes it is in a fun way and other times it is in a mean way. I'm mad that it's happening at all, and really mad because this child is in the grade above my child, along with the other child they share a seat with. IMO children should not be placed on seats with older children. Anyway I sent an e mail to the principal and will also speak with the bus driver and request that my 2 boys be placed together.
Do any of your children ride the bus and have things like this happen? It is particularly bothersome because DS is such a sweet child and I Don't think he even realizes that people do things to be mean. If it doesn't change I will drive the boys to and from school, but I Don't feel like I should have to when the issue is bad behavior on the part of another child. So this is more a vent than anything else. Thanks for listening!