I am a proud student of at rose school, and I will say that your accusations are completely false. The autistic children were not so much the issue, all though they did spit, push, disrupt the class, and use vulgar language in the school an on the playground. However, the children's aids were as much of an issue as the children themselves. One aid would copy off of my answers for papers and tell them to the child. Students were commonly disrespected by them, being laughed at, yelled at, and gossiped about. They also said offensive remarks to one of my friends, whom I will not name. For the first quarter, one of the special children had made the honor roll with all A's. In the second quarter, her aid was switched because of an incident that the rest of the students were not made aware of. However, with the new aid, the special child did not make the honor roll. This is proof that the aids help them in more ways than "socially". Also, the special needs children disrupted class and damaged other people's property. During an art class, 4 children, including the special child and myself, we're selected to paint a prop for the Christmas pageant. Two aids remained in the room while the teacher took the rest of the class to decorate the gym. While they were gone, the special child had a fit, flinging red paint around the room, staining clothing and the floor. The TWO aids that were in the room stood by and watched, laughing at the situation. The children disrupted class by having temper tantrums in class, yelling profanities and throwing pencils. Students grades dropped and stress from being scared to go to school the next day caused depression and sleep deprivation. So, as I conclude my story, I will say one final word of advice. You may have your own opinions, but you need to be able to back up your statement with facts.
October 10, 2013 at 10:31 p.m.