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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Disabled Students Humiliated-Update!

I have been digging more and what is happening is that the special ed kids are picking up recyclables. When they collect a certain amount by Friday, they get Ice cream. So after they eat lunch they walk around for the rest of their lunch, with plastic bags picking up cans and bottles from the floor and the trash. Recyclables or not, it's still trash. They are still in the middle of the cafeteria being exposed to the other kids' mean comments.

They dig in the trash and then they touch their face, gross! If I were given an option for or against my Mickie doing that I would oped out.

The regular kids are encouraged to do this too, but none of them do it, because they find it gross and embarrassing. Special kids on the other hand don't understand social subtleties, and all they know is that they might get ice cream on Friday. They should be getting ice cream anyway!!

I still think it's disgusting, humiliating and wrong in so many levels!!


kristi said...

Me too!

Karen said...

This is horrible! Please send me the e-mail address or snail mail address of the principal of that school -- I want to write a letter (and this is the first time I've ever been moved to do so).

Anonymous said...

How dare they have the kids do that!!! That gets me so mad hearing this and watching the video. Shame on that school!!!

Jackie said...

Thank you so much for being a voice for these special children. I cannot believe a public school system would allow this to happen and I don't understand why the parents have not stepped in to protect their children. If the parent's will not stop this humiliation then the city or Federal government should step in. And you're right, these children deserve ice cream without having to work for it.

~Zurama~ said...

I think is that school in particular. I know that one of the parents was notified by San Bernardino Regional Center, because Mickie and one of the students involved, share the same Case Worker. Mickie doesn't go to that school. I don't if they will do something about it. Some people believe they should be grateful for whatever their special needs children get. I will update as soon as I know more.

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