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Oh great. I have just overheard in the telephone conversation my exwife and the school worker were having that the kid described earlier is actually only one year older than my son (he is huge!) and also has Asperger's (apparently my son's public school is where the district sends it's kids with this diagnosis).

Today my son bite himself till he bled, surprising his new teacher, over a promise not kept, apparently by a classmate. I give credit that my son is indeed loyal, especially involving his younger brother. This 'love-hate' relationship with the older kid suddenly becomes clearer as I am sure that he is also as loyal to his 'tormentor'.

Comments, suggestions?

BTW: I love the flexibility offered by the Palm platform.

My son just arrived via regular school bus. When asked how his day went, he said: "Fine". The school had just phoned and stated he had "had a terrible day."

Comments, suggestions?


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Feb. 9th, 2001 05:28 pm (UTC)
now that's weird...

a friend of mine's younger brouther is autistic, and he goes to a private school for disabled kiddos. he's such a sweet kid. if things get to be to unsetteling, you might want to think about that? i dunno, i'm not a parent.

i hope everything works out tho.
Feb. 9th, 2001 07:30 pm (UTC)
I can't really offer anything....
Unfortunately, I've never had to deal with anything like that. I know that one of my friends had an autisim, and she was getting some theraphy behind the sceanes. supposidly, it helped. I hope that everything turns out okay, and that Your son has better luck at school in the future!
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Feb. 11th, 2001 07:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you wise GardenGnome
Thank you for your wise counsel.

Actually it was my older autistic son who bit himself. He used to do it a lot.

I found out that his usual Special Education teacher recently resigned and took another job in another district.

It is difficult dealing with a child with such problems. My exwife "D" and her fiancée "E" are currently trying to have a child and are "sex selecting" in order to reduce the chances of having another possibly disabled child. We, D and I, used to be "big disability independence advocates" in Berkeley, California. This was however one disability that we had not encountered. We do believe in J having as much independence as possible, to hopefully one day, live independently and to enjoy life as it comes. He seems to be making good progress. (BTW I only found the above website and agree specifically with the page linked too. ie. I do not know, nor necessarily agree with, what else the site promotes.)

I usually take both kids out and try not to treat one child differently than the other (as feasible). My younger son has a lot of friends at his Montessori Family School (I did not know they even had a website.) :)

I do like your suggestion. I try to make sure that D and E have free time together and not repeat the mistakes I made.

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