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    Default Father 'wiretaps' autistic son and catches verbal abuse/bullying from teachers.

    http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/201...secret_au.html

    A Cherry Hill father has taken to the web to combat abusive behavior he says teachers displayed toward his autistic son.

    Stuart Chaifetz, in a video posted to YouTube on Friday, said that he was told by school officials his son Akian, 10, had been hitting staff at Horace Mann Elementary School. He said Akian is a gentle child, and would not get violent without being provoked.

    So he sent Akian to school wearing a recording device, and said what he heard on the tape later that night changed his life.

    In the tape, one staff member can be heard bragging to another about how much she drank the night before. Chaifetz said in the video he believed this took place because the class only contains children with autism who have trouble communicating.

    Later in the recording, a teacher speaks to students in a harsh tone, then tells a student — allegedly Akian — "shut your mouth."

    More clips are presented later in the recording, allegedly showing teachers dismissing and mocking Akian as he cried, but it was unclear from the audio what was being said.

    Chaifetz said he seeks to have the teachers publicly apologize to his son and resign from their jobs, and has no interest in a lawsuit.

    "It's not about money, it's about dignity," Chaifetz said in the video. "This is to reclaim my son's dignity. You owe it to him."

    Chaifetz also wants legislative action taken to prevent teachers from being allowed to keep their jobs when they are caught bullying students.

    After hearing the audio, Chaifetz turned it over to the school district, according to a report on Philly.com. He said he heard a teacher's aide caught on the tape was fired, and the teacher was reassigned, but was never officially informed what happened.

    A Cherry Hill schools spokeswoman would not confirm either action, the report said.
    The actual video made by the boys father: (17 min long)
    [YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfkscHt96R0"]vid[/YOUTUBE]
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    There should be some better supervision and handling of those staff, I dont believe that people get like this overnight or are like this at the point of recruitment, if they were it would be easier to weed them out as ineligible to perform that sort of demanding role in education.

    Worse things happen in autistic care in the UK though.

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    Didn't this happen somewhere else pretty recently? In the past year or two? I can't remember the exact circumstances of the other story. I think we might've discussed it here on the forum.
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    I always wondered why the worst of humankiind comes out in those situations. Is it because no one will be able to talk? or are humans really that shitty?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iwakar View Post
    Didn't this happen somewhere else pretty recently? In the past year or two? I can't remember the exact circumstances of the other story. I think we might've discussed it here on the forum.
    Yeah, I'm not sure if it was autism-related; but a parent wired the kid and got a recording of a teacher bullying the student(s).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Yeah, I'm not sure if it was autism-related; but a parent wired the kid and got a recording of a teacher bullying the student(s).
    Found an online article. It was a special needs girl.

    An alarming trend.
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    That sickens me since reminds me of my autistic cousin, but it was more of slight teasing and lots of punishment from his father in the home than school teachers. I do admire the father for sticking up for his son.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iwakar View Post
    Found an online article. It was a special needs girl.

    An alarming trend.
    I don't think it's necessarily a trend. I think it probably actually happens less often than in the past. We just know about it now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    I don't think it's necessarily a trend. I think it probably actually happens less often than in the past. We just know about it now.
    I think it's a trend. I think part of it is the crap wages we pay teachers, so we can't get good people in the classrooms, particularly special ed classrooms.
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