Thursday, June 12, 2014
Update: Neglect at my daughter C.'s school
A few days earlier, I caught an even more egregious act of neglect, or, rather, gross negligence. One student lay supine on a swing, hanging on to the ropes behind his head - there are no straps - and swinging with gusto. On the floor, beneath the swing, also supine, lay a five year old child with Down Syndrome and albinism. I gasped at every swing. There were 2-3 aides in the room but nobody seemed in the least perturbed.
When I pointed out the sight to the aide beside me, she misunderstood, thought I was impressed by it and proudly explained: "Yes, isn't it cute. He loves the visual stimulation he gets down there."
I wish I could share a photo of this shocker with you. But I didn't dare snap one.
P.S. For the skeptics among you, I do fully intend to do something with my growing cache of incriminating photos. I just haven't got a clue what, when or how. Your suggestions are welcome.
Written by The Sound of the Silent