In response to the above comment, I would like to first say that there are ALWAYS two sides to every story. I am proud to say I am a parent of St. Rose students. Dear friends of ours have an autistic child, that we love with all of our hearts. I was appalled when I read your "generalization" of St. Rose students and families. How dare you! My children have been on the honor roll repeatively and there has never been an issue, until this past year. One of my children was continuely verbally abused, spit on, cussed at, hit, and pushed by one student, in particular, with special needs. The aide that was to be assisting the child throughout the day, also could not control her words or actions. I will not go into detail here, but definitely vulgar. We chose St. Rose for several reasons, to say the least, we were exceptionally pleased with every aspect of this wonderful school. My child was placed next to this particular child during the school day because of being (as told), very "caring" and "kind", as well as "helpful". My family and I noticed a huge difference in my child, after several months: grades, depression, saddness etc. We came to find out, after voicing our concerns, that several other children and parents were going through the same thing. Like I said before, my love for special needs children is very strong, and in no way influenced my addressing this issue. I am sure if your child was tormented daily, you would act accordingly. So sad that you would oust the Catholic Religion and say such derrogatory statements concerning St. Rose children, families and staff. Remember, TWO SIDES to every story!
September 26, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.