So here is my dilemma...sorry it's long, but I up thought a back story may help.
I have a 7yo bipolar/autistic son.
Kindy/prep - he attended approximately 3 out of 4 terms due to violence.
Year 1 - he attended 2 out of 4 terms due to violence in a main****** classroom, was expelled then attended 1 more term in an office room 2 teacher : 1 student.
Year 2 - he attended 1 term due to violence then expelled.
All of this was at private schools.
He then attended a public school and was expelled after 2 weeks due to violence.
We sent him to another private school where he attended 1 term until he was expelled due to violence.
Term 2, we were told that he should have a break and learn a little bit at home with me, which we have done semi successfully... Yay - he can finally read a little bit!
Term 3, dept of Ed and local public school want me to homeschool indefinitely. He is welcome to go there but as soon as he shows a hint of violence he will be expelled yet again.
I can't homeschool indefinitely, I have a 3yo son at home - preschool 2 days a week, and I work part time, while my husband works full time. I also have a family of 8 and need to try to keep the house in some kind of organised chaos. Lol. Etc.
His doctor has now given us a letter to say that he is not permitted to attend main****** schooling, but special schools won't allow him to attend because he isn't mentally delayed.
What do I do now? How do I give my son an education? If anyone could help, would be much appreciated....
Thanks in advance.. Sorry it was so long!
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16-07-2014 10:41 #1
Main******, homeschool, special school or what?
16-07-2014 10:50 #2
Im sorry, i dont know what to say to help you.
Is he being treated by a psychologist to help deal with the behaviour? Is he on medication to help calm him?
16-07-2014 10:52 #3
Sorry, intellectual impairment are the words I looking for, and yes, the violence is being controlled at home....
16-07-2014 10:56 #4
Which state are you in?
schools can't expel a child after 2 weeks at a state school. It takes months and sometimes years to expel a student.
Your child has has a right to an education. The school needs to work with around possibly severe behaviour funding and an alternate program eg: half days and build up to full days.
Are there any asd schools near you?
16-07-2014 10:58 #5
We have tried all kinds of meds, but he is currently off meds, as they made him someone else, and each time he had. Eye meds, it's like his body would get used to them and not react appropriately with him. The only thing that didn't cease to work was catapres, but it's not a preventative, so it was useless when he was at school.
At home so long as routine doesn't change and nothing new comes into the equation, he can be perfectly behaved.... Instead of catapres to sedate him, he is being restrained, which also works. We have twice given schools permission to use the restraint that his psychiatrist taught us, however, they let go of him to early, like they can't "read" him properly.
16-07-2014 11:05 #6
We tried half days, we tried 1 and 2 hours a day too, but i would get a call after 1/2 hour to come get him. This happened at several schools.
The teacher would call in sick and an alternative teacher would come in which would mess him up big time, or he wouldn't be allowed on excursion even if I went with him, etc.
He is and always has been upset coz he says he just wants to make friends and he wants to be invited to birthday parties, etc. even when he did attend school, he had to stay in before school and at recess and lunch because the noise of the bells set him off, or if another kid accidentally bumped into him or called him the the wrong name, etc.... Which happens all too often.
16-07-2014 11:05 #7
I'm in Queensland.,
16-07-2014 11:06 #8
Babyla, he isn't allowed to attend a state school anymore.... He is a threat to himself and others.
16-07-2014 11:09 #9
Try contacting this group;
Even if they're not near you they should be able to assist you with ways forward. They have a range of services which could help you;
16-07-2014 11:09 #10
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