Friday, October 23, 2009

Obviously, I haven't posted in quite a while. The anger was getting to me, and I couldn't handle it. Also, I returned to school and that has taken up quite a bit of my free time.

Happily, there's an excellent source for information on autism at

My ASD child is sweet, thoughtful, kind and helpful. Almost all his teachers adore him as he's very well-behaved in class and volunteers to help the teacher and other students. However, this year he has a language arts teacher who seems to want to force my sweetie into a mold. My son writes stories that are wild and wonderful and first-person voiced. The words pour out. If it were an essay, this would be a problem, but fiction should be acceptable in many forms. This teacher graded my son's story a C+. I read the story. It was a rollercoaster ride about a kid who becomes addicted to a video game at an arcade, burns through his money, steals from his parents, then hatches a wild plan to steal the game from the arcade. It was a blast. It was definitely not C+ work. I'm giving this teacher one more chance, and if he grades my son's work like this again I'll be down in the principal's office as fast as my broomstick will get me there.

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