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    tharu1, ladybug53

    I really do. it sounds like the boy's parents really have their hands full.

    you know how sometimes a shirt tag or a seam or a waist band might be annoying? for some people it's not just annoying- it's excruciating. it might be like that for this kid.

    I used to drive special needs children. one child I drove used to undress completely on the bus. for the most part he stayed in his seat, so I didn't have a restraint for him, or an aide to ride w/ him.

    he was a very nice kid. completely nonverbal though. one day I had to pull over because he removed his seatbelt and was wandering around. he sat back down, and I tried to buckle his seatbelt. he didn't want me to.

    he gently took my arm and very, very slowly brought it towards his mouth. he opened his mouth very wide. he was not trying to bite me. he was just explaining to me that he didn't want me to buckle his seat belt.

    several years later his parents made the difficult decision to have him live in a facility. they tried so hard, but no one was safe with him still at home. he was a danger to himself and his family.

    things you can kind of manage when they're children just get worse and worse. can you imagine if the family can't get clothes to stay on the little boy now, what it will be like in five or ten years?

    they might be sleeping in shifts so they can keep him and the rest of the family safe. you can childproof a house for a baby or toddler, but how can you childproof a house for an older kid? or a teenager? it's impossible.

    I hope his parents are getting the support they need.

    "...i also also want a legally binding apology." -George Rockwell

    by thankgodforairamerica on Tue May 07, 2013 at 06:49:02 AM PDT

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