Mom Says Her Child Was Left Behind

Mom Says Her Child Was Left Behind

There are 172 comments on the WTVC story from May 3, 2013, titled Mom Says Her Child Was Left Behind. In it, WTVC reports that:

By Jerry Askin A Dayton parent says her daughter is being mistreated at school by her teacher and the students -- all because she has a mild form of autism.

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dayton

Ardsley, NY

#175 May 8, 2013
Curious wrote:
Dayton you are not welcome in this conversation... I would hate to know a person with such a cold heart. These children deserve every right that other children get. As long as they have the proper care, such as an attendant, there shouldn't be an issue... The typically attend classes such as pe and music and then are in classes more geared towards their learning ability at other times. God made these children them way they are for a reason... If you ever had the pleasure of knowing a special needs child, and opened your heart, you would know that they can be some of the most joyous human beings to be around. More than likely because they don't realize their are people as heartless and cruel as you in this world. So goodbye.
All I'm saying is is put the defective kids in a class of their own and let the good kids get on with a good life. The retards will progress to slowly and hinder the good ones if in the same class. With the local education here they are all gonna suffer a bit anyway. The good ones will be able to flip burgers and work in salons, the defective ones will empty trash cans and sweep or become elected officials.
awesome

Rossville, GA

#176 May 8, 2013
friend wrote:
1) having a niece doesn't qualify as 'living that life' and 2) one individual child and their abilities cant be compared to another child's abilities. Because your niece could, it doesn't mean another can.
3) Although schools often do have special ed Pre K, it doesn't appear this was a Pre K special ed class and there is no evidence the child even had an IEP. And 'helpers' don't qualify as an educated in a disability Para. 4) when schools get sued, have any idea where that funding comes from? Tax payers and because of that, tax payers get real annoyed when a parent sues without good cause and it gives special ed and children in general an unwanted attitude of those of the general community which happens in every community no matter what state you live in.
This school has special ed classes, but not for pre k. It is a relatively small school. The pre k has 20 children I believe. The special ed dept. is actually very good. There have been a few students, that I know of, diagnosed with autism at the school.

I have had a few minor complaints over the years and they were handled in a way I was satisfied with. I think this mother has overreacted to something that was said and didn't wait for an explanation, or didn't understand the explanation, before calling the news media. Sadly, parents jump the gun and get angry before hearing the school/teachers out. I have before. We are passionate about our children and that is a good thing but sometimes we go over board.

We get to see this part of the story. The part that gets everyone agitated. Most likely we will never hear the conclusion. I have made certain assumptions about this story but I don't know the facts. I think that giving out her little girl's name, where she goes to school, and her image shows very poor judgement on this mother's part. Who does that? They could have done the story without showing her on tv and now the internet.

How ever this turns out it's a saddening situation.
Curious

Harrison, TN

#177 May 8, 2013
Dayton somehow I am guessing you flip burgers or maybe don't even work but live off the government... nobody wants to hear your ridiculous comments... Your choice of terms and name calling shows just how educated you are.
Curious

Harrison, TN

#178 May 8, 2013
Just because someone gets on the news and says they are a good parent and doing all they can, does not mean that is the truth... I could say I am a flying monkey... In my opinion you shouldn't have to try and proclaim it to the world. My son has had a rough Kindergarten year with the diagnosis of ADHD. It is the hardest thing I have been through... I worry about him constantly. I am sure I could pick on the school if I wanted to, but I choose to try and work with those involved with my child. I want to make the best decisions for him and I certainly do not want to draw more attention to him. He is already very self-conscious as it is.
dayton

Ardsley, NY

#179 May 9, 2013
Curious wrote:
Dayton somehow I am guessing you flip burgers or maybe don't even work but live off the government... nobody wants to hear your ridiculous comments... Your choice of terms and name calling shows just how educated you are.
Guessed wrong, I'm a retired 22yr vet with another 20yr at the postal service. Retarded kids have their own class so why try to force them into a class of normal kids.

Not sorry if I struck a nerve with anyone, I'm speaking the uncensored truth that we are thinking.
ric99

Grimsby, UK

#180 May 9, 2013
dayton wrote:
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Guessed wrong, I'm a retired 22yr vet with another 20yr at the postal service. Retarded kids have their own class so why try to force them into a class of normal kids.
Not sorry if I struck a nerve with anyone, I'm speaking the uncensored truth that we are thinking.
What evidence do you have that this (or any other autistic spectrum) kid is retarded? Some high functioning ASD kids have 'genius' level IQs, but just lack some social skills. Such kids would not be holding back 'normal' kids academically. In fact they would almost certainly be way out ahead of most of them. They would regard people like you as being retarded. Were you in the retarded class at school?
ric99

Grimsby, UK

#185 May 9, 2013
Canadian Mom wrote:
<quoted text> Brainwashed by friend...congratulations
Canadian Mom (alias the Winnipeg dummy) doesn't even have brain to be washed.
ric99

Grimsby, UK

#186 May 9, 2013
Vaccines Cause Autism wrote:
Snore! Yet more quackery sites and another link that doesn't work from the Winnipeg dummy.
ric99

Grimsby, UK

#187 May 9, 2013
Canadian Mom wrote:
<quoted text> More condescending comments. If you disagree with friend you get ridiculed HELLO
Another batch of posts from 'Canadian Mom'(location Winnipeg) and from 'Winnipeg dummy'(who uses lots of aliases) posted within minutes of each other. Canadian Mom is just another alias of Winnipeg dummy. Just show how dim he is.
friend the dufus

Winnipeg, Canada

#188 May 9, 2013
timmy wrote:
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Wow! There is something wrong with society, not them? If the child is autistic and doesn't respond to discipline the same way other children do, how is that a problem with society? What are they supposed to do? Allow the child to be disruptive throughout the trip, essentially taking away from every other child present?
Thats friend's take on it.A DUH MOMENT
Idea

Chattanooga, TN

#190 May 19, 2013
Hey, here's an idea. NO MORE FIELD TRIPS! Students show up at school ready to learn, and parents hold them accountable for their behavior. Parents also convey to their children that school is similar to a job: you are responsible for the duties assigned to you by your employer i.e. teacher, and there are no do overs. Fun time is after work or on weekends. Students should have a required level of responsibility whatever their IQ, reading level, intelligence, etc. Again, NO MORE FIELDTRIPS. It's not safe any more to take a group of students away from school where there is NO protection and some one could cause them harm. Parents are free to take their children wherever they choose after school.
Diane

United States

#191 May 21, 2013
Idea wrote:
Hey, here's an idea. NO MORE FIELD TRIPS! Students show up at school ready to learn, and parents hold them accountable for their behavior. Parents also convey to their children that school is similar to a job: you are responsible for the duties assigned to you by your employer i.e. teacher, and there are no do overs. Fun time is after work or on weekends. Students should have a required level of responsibility whatever their IQ, reading level, intelligence, etc. Again, NO MORE FIELDTRIPS. It's not safe any more to take a group of students away from school where there is NO protection and some one could cause them harm. Parents are free to take their children wherever they choose after school.
Well said

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