This was a terrifying ordeal for me.
His principal, however nice he is, scares the dickens out of me!
He is loud and abrupt, like a football coach, and men like that tend to scare me anyways.
Owens other teachers were present, along with my friend, his counselor and our Special Education liaison.
I stated the facts, what we are looking at, what it could be, and what it is not.
I gave them each the details of what we need to happen. I also informed them that he is not going to be labeled as “Emotionally Disturbed” for very much longer. That was nice to say 🙂
His principal looked a little taken aback, he has seen most of these rages at school, he’s tried to control these rages.. everything from holdlding Owen down on a chair and yelling in his face to “shut up”, to shutting off the lights in the bathroom and causing Owen to be so scared he wet his pants. I am not blaming him at all… he to is uneducated in this area, and we all get frustrated. See how you react when a child is coming at you trying to tear your face off or is completely out of his mind with rage, screaming at the top of his lungs and you have 2 thousand other kids to worry about the safety of. I think he may be a little worried, but I think he is also very concerned about Owen.
I do know I got a lot of good feedback from all the teachers involved, and I really feel like everyone is coming around to Team Robyn 🙂
I finally informed Facebook of Owens new possible diagnosis.
I am not sure how I feel about this being all over social media, really. I fear our information may fall into the wrong hands, or this may set us up for judgment and critics…
But I am a very firm believer in prayer, and where are my strongest prayer warriors? Facebook… so now its out there.
I hope we hear from Cooks Soon… I am getting tired of waiting.