Last edited by danarhea; 12-24-11 at 05:54 PM.
The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
Parents get angry about anything these days...
Really though, that is pretty terrible.
Last edited by Neomalthusian; 12-24-11 at 05:53 PM.
As I said, it's very extreme and it's something I've never seen before. I'm no expert in autism or it's therapies, but this is one form of therapy that some use.
I'm not really sure why your anger is being directed at me...
Like it or not, there are practical restrictions in the public domain. The school system has its protocols and procedures, and it has its budgets. That other taxpayers are somehow obligated to pick up the tab to provide everyone's version of acceptable care of special needs students is not practical. That may not validate this type of therapy, but we BOTH know that in the autism-aspergers arena some children can be prone to violent and harming episodes. Hopefully your child is not, and never will be, one of those such afflicted. But it is for the school board to decide the resources it will allocate. Local citizens need to influence those folks, but again, you are not owed, nor is the school system obligated, to provide you with all the resources you want. They are not obligated to provide you with even what you feel is a minimum. You may have to choose other means of care/education.
We don't know near enough from what could be a very incomplete news story. But even then, I think Josie has been very fair in their views.
Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.
Teachers are to teach. Parents are to parent. Teachers who teach autistic children should be aware of every situation and how to handle it. Putting a kid in a bag is not acceptable.
When my kid started school, he came home with a permission slip from the school that I was to sign that they could perform corporal punishment on him if he "acted up". I x'd out all of it and wrote on the back "if you touch my kid, I'll come touch you. And you don't want that. Trust me. If he "acts up", then I will handle it. Me. The parent. YOU handle teaching and leave the punishment to ME."
No teacher has the right to put their hands on any kid. That is not their job. Especially autistic children or special needs children, etc. NO CHILD should be at the mercy of a teacher whose job is to TEACH.
Nope - I would not. There are modes of punishment I don't support at all and involuntary confinement in such an item like a bag or a box is NOT an acceptable form of restraint or punishment regardless of whether or not they're administered to children with or without parental knowledge.
There are acceptable means of restraining physically violent or out of control children - club and sack is NOT IT. Being a parent of an autistic child who was prone to outbursts I had to learn what they were.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
The therapeutic bags are made of Lycra and spandex, have velcro closure so the child can get out and are 'see-thru'.
Lycra Spacial Body Bag - Autistic OT Autism Products Autism Swing Body Sock, Silly Sack DJ movie screen
Last edited by Frolicking Dinosaurs; 12-24-11 at 07:41 PM.
I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.
Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.