Does anyone have physically disabled children?

@Thoroughrob (11750)
United States
November 7, 2006 7:04am CST
My son, is physically disabled, we are having a lot of school issues. If they weren't ready for them, why did the state demand they be put in the public schools.
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• United States
16 Nov 06
I KNOW THE FEELING IAM ALSO HAVIN THE PROBLEMS WITH SCHOOL,THEY ACT AS IF THEY WANT UR CHILD BUT THEN WHEN THEY GET THEM ITS A DIFFERENT STORY,I HAVE MINE PUT ON HOMEBOUND MAYBE U SHOULD TO ITS A LOT SAFER AND U KNOW WHT THE CHILD IS DOIN AT ALL TIMES
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
16 Nov 06
Thanks, they just cannot get my son to do things I am doing with him at home and are trying to do things that are way over his head. We are in the process of checking into the homebound program because my son will have the same teacher for the next two years.
• United States
16 Nov 06
IT IS HARD FOR THEM TO DO THINGS FOR OTHER PEOPLE,MY SON IS AUTISTIC AND DOESNT TALK OR COMMUNICATE ,DOESNT LIKE TO B AROUND OTHERS ,I PUT HIM IN SCHOOL AND THINGS SEEM TO GET WORSE ,HIS THERAPY WAS NT WORKIN,HE ALSO HAS HEART PROBLEMS AND KIDNEY PROBLEMS ,I JUST DECIDED HERE RECENTLY TO DO THE HOMEBOUND THING CAUSE OF HIS CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE SO I TOOK HIM OUT, HES ALOT HAPPIER AND I UNDERSTAND HIM WHERE THEY DONT, THIS WAY I KNOW WHAT MY CHILD IS DOIN ALL THE TIME
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
17 Nov 06
My son doesn't talk either and I really don't think that they try to understand if he wants or needs anything. The IEP is a joke and any meetings we have sounds good until we are gone. Bryan loves people and always wants to be told how good he is doing and I don't think there is much of that. Guess I'll just have to do it myself. The only thing is if anything would ever happen, I want him to be able to do things for someone else.
• United States
17 Nov 06
my daughter is considered disabled under the law due to her speech problem. She also has some fine and gross motor problems. She's had all of these since birth. Her speech has improved greatly;she's had surgery to improve it.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
18 Nov 06
Thank you.
@marthab (325)
• United States
14 Nov 06
My children both have disabilities. My son is autistic and my daughter is hearing impaired. My daughter's disability is obvious since she wears hearing aids and doesn't speak. My son's is less obvious. He speaks but demonstrates occasional echolalia, repetitive movements and other autistic signs. But he doesn't show rainman like features. The public school system is bending over backwards to help my daughter. They are giving her speech therapy two days a week, two different people come out to my house, and they are already discussing preschool for her. With my son, they were not helpful at all. He got a half an hour each of ot and st until he turned 3 and then they said he no longer qualified for any services. They said they would reevaluate him in kindergarden if he is still struggling. Gotta love beurocracy!
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
14 Nov 06
Do you mind me asking, what is echolalia, and rainman features? They are still giving my son all of the therapies but it is only 20 min. for ea., once a week. It takes that long to get him on task to do things for you. His teacher just does not want to cooperate with us. She does not like us to check up on her, but when Bryan is non-verbal, I think it should be my right. Her answer is "I'm educated, you'll just have to learn to trust me." I'm sorry, with these children, they need what helps them learn and it might be something that she was not educated on. I am in the process of bringing him home with me.
• United States
11 Nov 06
My sister actually has a daughter with angel man syndrome!
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
11 Nov 06
Do the schools give her a hard time?
@wildpvcgal (1093)
11 Nov 06
I have a daughter who has type 1 diabetes. Sometimes she would b ill with it and yet they give her a bad attentence percentage! She does not skive or anything like that so i can,t understand why they don,t give her a little leyway because she cant help it if she gets ill. xx
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
11 Nov 06
They seem to give everyone a hard time, and if your sick, your sick. It is awful when it is the real reason you are missing and you aren't just skipping. They need to leave them alone.