Carla - posted on 05/20/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )
Zach is 10 and academically he is at grade level or higher. Mentally and socially is 3-4 yrs younger. He is mainstreamed as he can do the work but he has "melt downs." It took four years to diagnose him and 6 psychologist. Finally I got his diagnosis last week. Today was prize day and he chose a watch instead of the water gun. He tried to change it and was not able to at the time. He began acting out, unplugging the movie projector, running around the room and when his teacher tried to restrain him he bit her so hard he broke her skin and kicked her repeatedly. Another teacher tried to assist and he bit her, bruising her. They put him in a small room with a male teacher which he threw a small object at but no injuries. Along with autism he has ocd and adhd. There are three days left in the year and he is suspended for two. The county says they have a class where 9 of 11 kids are at grade level but the district says they are lower. My sons math percentile is 95% or higher. When we left school he asked if he could play video games when we got home. He doesn't seem to "get" it. The district has approved an autism trained aide for him next year. Any response would be helpful.... i feel so overwhelmed!!!