Yes, autistic children are assaulted by teachers too.

Dealing with autistic children changes parents and teachers.
They have to change, because it's important to take the abilities and disabilities of the autistic child into consideration.

One of the things I've learned as a parent is to examine my motives before I want my autistic children to do what I want.

What do I want to achieve?
Is it useful?
Useful for what or whom?
How do I want to achieve it?
Are there easier ways to achieve it?

Does my autistic child understand what I want?
Does he see the use of it?

etc etc.

I've learned patience, self reflection, understanding, and examining my own motives as well as those of others. And it taught me a lot about my child and autism.

Each child can be seen as a burden or as a rich source of change and inspiration.

I was shocked when I heard how some teachers were dealing with my children.

My children have been ignored, shouted at, humiliated, slapped and bullied by teachers.

I've never stopped telling them that teaching is not about pouring knowledge in and over a child, or using the child for owns own ego.

Like Maria Montessori said: the child should be the beginning, the child needs to develop itself and we are here to create the right circumstances and environment.

You don't belief that teachers are sometimes loosing it?

Here's an example:
The boy is a non-speaking autistic boy at Pittsburgh Public School.
The woman is his teacher.
The recording is made by the teacher's aid.

You can give your reaction, or your help here.


Frugal Vicki said...

That is absolutely horrible! i wish it didn't have to be that way, and I am SO sorry to you and your children

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