Pepperell Elementary and bus drive discrimination agianst autistic child?

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Terrie Moore

Rome, GA

#1 Dec 7, 2012
I moved to Floyd three years ago and every since I have been begging them for a IEP for my son , I even put it in writing . They have not bothered. I have begged them to put him on a special bus because the bus driver nit picks the crap out of him.
  I got so frustrated because the driver kept suspending him off the bus that I tried home school and online school. I learned that my son needs more professional teaching then he can get the ways I have tried and can afford.I ended up enrolling him back in public school and again begged for a special bus and an IEP evaluation. I put it in writing again.
  My son is a sweet boy that is a typical boy in a lot of ways in other ways no so much. He is easily manipulated and does not know how to lie very well or sneak like other kids so he gets caught with everything he does and does not even know it wrong until he is told on. 
  My son was having problems on the bus and I spoke to the bus driver and explained his situation and asked her to work with me. The very next day she had him suspended for five days for laughing at a train stop. My son didnt even know they were at the stop and she never asked my child to be quit or even tell him he was at a train stop. 
  I called the board of Ed. And told them I had had it and I wanted to see the video tape which they refused . I also told them i wanted to lodge a discrimination complaint on the bus driver. I spoke to the Doctor that is supposed to be in charge of that area and he took my complaint and said he would call.They also said they would review the video and get back to me . That never happened.
 The last time he got suspended off the bus was because another child was saying suck it,suck it (sorry for the ugly words). My son copied the child and started saying suck a chicken like your momma does and was told on. He was then suspended for 15 days.
  I explained to them that he would have no way to school and begged and pleaded with them both times to put him on a special bus. They refused! My husband was injured in service to the public and wright now our only income is 300 a week for a family of six. I am disabled and can not drive very often due to my health and to be honest if I was well we could not eat and take him to school back and forth every day. We are three months behind on our house payment.
  I do not want sympathy for my financial problems. I just want them to do the right thing. They have asked me to go to court over truancy, which is there own fault because they will not do what they are supposed to do. My child has only missed one day due to illness, the rest has been them suspending him off the bus for stupid things because the driver does not want to deal with a special child. 
  I am going to tell the court if the school will not fix the problem then he will miss more school if they continue to suspend him off the bus. I have no family to help me with the price of gas. We have paid taxes for three years to this county to provide school and transportation. We haven't even utilized the system we helped pay for all these years. Now they are going to end up probably putting me in jail for something I just can not afford when the school will not do there job.
  I have made so many calls to the board that never gets returned. I just do not know what to do anymore. I was wondering if others have had problems with the school system here or if anyone has any good advise on dealing with these people. Please do not leave ugly replies ! I am upset enough because my little boy is so far behind in school and they just keep making it worse, from putting him in the fourth grade even though he failed, making him do fourth grade work which he is not abel to do. Continued below..........
Terrie Moore

Rome, GA

#2 Dec 7, 2012
  My son is thought to have Aushburger syndrome . He is able to speak but does not know how to communicate with others. He does not know how to read social clues or even take a joke. For example I told my older child he was going to be sick as a dog and he thought our dog was really sick. He wants friends so bad but does not know how to relate to others. He ends up saying things others think as weird and he thinks they are laughing with him when they are actually making fun of him. He can not handle loud situations and will often act out if to much is going on at one time. He does best with a routine that does not change or have any variables .
  He is very immature for his age and must have a certain stuffed animal at all times when at home. He is very smart when it comes to things like: he drew me detailed plans for a rocket and a refridgerator but he struggles with school work. He is a very tender hearted child but is easily manipulated into doing things that get him into trouble because other find it funny and easy to do and he just wants them to like him.
  Please if anyone has any advise please help! Thank you, Terrie
Mighthelp

Sevierville, TN

#3 Dec 11, 2012
Start educating yourself with the ADA, (Amercans With Disabilities Act) signed in to law in 1994. There are strict rules the NORMAL public has to follow concerning the disabled. Now, just from what I read of your problem, It seems to me you need him in some special needs place all togeather. I don't know what direction to head you in, but i wish you well and hope the best for you and yours. As you can see by your reponses, nobody but yourself is going to do anything for him, this world has become so evil,

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