Ex husband is ignoring the fact that our teenage son is autistic

Ellen - posted on 03/08/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




Hi there-has anyone else encountered this with a spouse or ex spouse? Our son was labeled under the Austistic Specrtum Disorder at 3. Since then, my ex and I have done our best (with a lot of compromising on my end) to work together for his best interest. This year he has been fully mainstreamed in public school for his senior year of high school and it has been a mixed bag. On the social side, he has blossomed and made a couple of really good friends. The academics is another story and it will be down to the last minute to know if he can graduate due to his grades. The school is following his IEP as best they can. For whatever reason, his dad seems to have completely dismissed his special needs and instead ends up criticizing, yelling and calling him a liar. If I try to bring up his IEP or anything related to his issues he gets mad at me and tells me I am making excuses for him. I am feeling so alone and was wondering if anyone else has gone through this...


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