Special education OVERPROTECTIVE of me

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04 Apr 2005, 11:56 am

Take this dialoge as an example:

Mr. Zettler(my resource teacher): We heard of that incident where you raised your fist to someone in the hallway.
Me: yeah, well, he tapped me on the shoulder. You know I cant take that. Anyways, I backed down when I realized he was a friend.
Mr Z: well, people with Aspergers syndrome often get very stressed out in crowded situations
Me: I know, but I dont.
Mr Z: well, anyways, during break and lunch times, we're going to have you stay in Mrs. Haines's room.
Me: WHAT???
Mr Z: We know you get along with her. This is only going to be for a month.
Me: yeah, I do get along with her, but this is stupid!! ! I need those times to hang out with my friends and get ready for classes and stuff!! !
Mr Z: Thats the thing.We also see you wandering the halls. You often pass by my office several times during lunch
Me: If you'da looked closer, you'de have noticed I was with my friends!! ! Half the student body wanders the halls with their friends during lunch!! !
Mr Z: well, you have no choice in the matter. If you miss a time, you will get a lunch detention.
Me: ...



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04 Apr 2005, 12:18 pm

What are your parents doing about this? I also suggest student support services at your district. They can't single you out here. Are you sure your telling the whole story? If you are then you need to speak to your counselor, principal, and distirct office with your parents to get this resolved. I'm glad they are looking out for you but still, this seems a bit much to me to me.And maybe Mrs. Haines can speak for you. My daughter was stuck in a class she didn't belong in and that teacher spoke up on her behalf. Teacher really liked her, but understood her not needing that class.Hope this helps.



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04 Apr 2005, 12:24 pm

Paula wrote:
What are your parents doing about this? I also suggest student support services at your district. They can't single you out here. Are you sure your telling the whole story? If you are then you need to speak to your counselor, principal, and distirct office with your parents to get this resolved. I'm glad they are looking out for you but still, this seems a bit much to me to me.And maybe Mrs. Haines can speak for you. My daughter was stuck in a class she didn't belong in and that teacher spoke up on her behalf. Teacher really liked her, but understood her not needing that class.Hope this helps.

Well, I actually did deal with this. Mrs Haines spoke with Mr zettler, said she thought I was doing very well during "disorganized" times (which is another thing I cant stand: they think all aspies are uncomftorable outside of a classroom environment)



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04 Apr 2005, 12:44 pm

this does not make any sense. Why would they do this? I have heard of things such as this in the past. I was in special education and i was incredibly smart but the rest of the students were delinquents. Luckily the teachers treated me better but they were not informed of my AS.
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04 Apr 2005, 12:50 pm

axelkat wrote:
this does not make any sense. Why would they do this? I have heard of things such as this in the past. I was in special education and i was incredibly smart but the rest of the students were delinquents. Luckily the teachers treated me better but they were not informed of my AS.
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Its not really so much special eduation as it is "autism resource". This man KNOWS I'm more socially competent than he gave me credit for. I finally cowed him, and he agreed with me.



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04 Apr 2005, 12:54 pm

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•We heard of that incident where
you raised your fist to someone in
the hallway.

Hmmm?....How often do you express
in such a fashion?

*he tapped me on the shoulder. You
know I cant take that.

Hmmm?....Who bullies you, and what
was done, if you have said anything?

•well, people with Aspergers syndrome
often get very stressed out in crowded
situations.

{She has a point. How many friends
do you have, and halls would be
a point of stress?}

•well, anyways, during break and lunch
times, we're going to have you stay in
Mrs. Haines's room. We know you get
along with her. This is only going to be
for a month.

{She has a point. How many friends
do you have, and halls would be
a point of stress?}

* yeah, I do get along with her, but this
is stupid!! ! I need those times to hang out
with my friends and get ready for classes
and stuff!! ! but...Say's teacher(inquisitively?)

.......>Thats the thing. •We also see you
wandering the halls. You often pass by my
office several times during lunch.

*If you'da looked closer, you'de have
noticed I was with my friends!! ! Half the
student body wanders the halls with their
friends during lunch!! !

{She has a point. How many friends
do you have, and halls would be
a point of stress?}

•well, you have no choice in the matter.
If you miss a time, you will get a lunch
detention. Me:

Hmmm?.....Is she expressing genuine
concern since you as a AS/HFA person
have geniune issues.
&
...??????? "Missing a time?????

1).....Please elaborate more on the
big things like how many friends do
you have, wandering in your own
world and ?friends in tow.

Morlock ,
I am not trying to be critical, but
their is more to this story than
meets the eye. I am glad though
you can express it, but a little
more insight would be helpful
for you and your fellow AS/HFA
friends.

Sincerely,
Ghosthunter



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04 Apr 2005, 1:02 pm

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Well, I actually did deal with this.
Mrs Haines spoke with Mr zettler,
said she thought I was doing very
well during "disorganized" times
(which is another thing I cant stand:
they think all aspies are uncomftorable
outside of a classroom environment)

Its not really so much special eduation
as it is "autism resource".
This man KNOWS I'm more socially
competent than he gave me credit for.
I finally cowed him, and he agreed with me.]

Hmmm? If I must convince or be
convinced....Hmmm?

I am glad you have found a communciation
resource(W.P.N) and please don't take my
critism as a insult, it is to dig out the big picture.

Ghosthunter