ABC News The video is chilling. Listen to the children describe what passes for discipline in schools today. Every special needs parent needs to be aware and Congress needs to realize that students are not what they were 20 years ago. I wonder if anyone at ABC News is concerned about the specific mention of protecting children who have autism. (Notice the video shows five boys and one girl.)
“Boston Children’s Hospital researchers have developed a prototype blood test for autism, and preliminary results published Wednesday suggest it could one day be used to help diagnose the disorder when children are very young and respond best to treatment.”
More guesses about autism---the disorder overwhelming our children that is a complete mystery to the medical community. Even the experts aren’t buying the notion that this a real breakthrough. It seems the real purpose of the research is to keep alive the idea that autism is a genetic disorder kids are born with.
“Changes could be coming to a school department procedure that has alarmed some parents who believe it unnecessarily limits access to their children’s classrooms.
“The new procedure, which was enacted Nov. 13, limits parents to one classroom observation per month for each child with a time limit of 60 minutes. Parents will also have to be accompanied by a staff member during each observation.”
This is truly a scary proposal in light of steady stream of news reports out there about special needs children being abused on our schools. I posted a comment with examples.