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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 04-19-2010 - 9:33pm

Only they don't call it a suspension.


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Registered: 06-25-2003
Mon, 04-19-2010 - 9:50pm

Oh Heather,

I;m so sorry for what you guys are going through., I don't have any sage advice, only love. But lots of it.

...and The Lads! Should I round them up?


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Registered: 04-11-2010
Mon, 04-19-2010 - 9:56pm

Since I'm new to this whole thing all I can offer is some much needed hugs. I hope things get better soon.


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Registered: 11-13-2003
Tue, 04-20-2010 - 12:32am

Oh Heather!

I don't even know what to say!

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Registered: 12-14-2009
Wed, 04-21-2010 - 8:36am

The first thing that stands out to me; How did the autistic support teacher allow herself to be hit?!?! Ever since my son became aggressive, I am on alert with ALL children. My daughter will accidently bite when being tickled, and I can avoid that as well.

Did they say what set him off? Is there a BIP in place? Was it followed?

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Registered: 04-28-2007
Wed, 04-21-2010 - 8:48am

Yup, if he has an adequate BIP of all people who should know how to avoing getting hit is the autism specialist....sigh.

Liam's had a couple of in school suspensions, all related to being physical with other students, never with his teachers. It's kind of understood the teachers have the training to avoid a great deal, but other kids don't. I'm ok with that. Liam needs to learn that threatening other kids when you're ticked even if you have no intention of following through is still not acceptable.

I would request another look at how they performed his FBA and possibly a tweak here or there on the BIP might be warranted.