Jekyll and Hyde are exactly the words that I used to describe a pupil of mine this week. This is such a powerful article, raising a really important issue. Thank you.
I am going through a very difficult time with my son. This morning he was carried to his taxi by my husband and myself kicking and screaming. He was stressed, his sister terrified and I was anxious and worried.
I haven’t called the school and asked if he is ok because I know what they will say.
“He is not like that in school”
Reports from school don’t marry with the child at home at all. In school he conforms, is settled and appears happy. At home he can be violent, unpredictable and highly distressed. This creates some problems for school, home and professionals. The great divide between home and school is a huge challenge and I am not alone in struggling with this.
When my autistic child is different in school it makes parents feel they are to blame.
When the common denominator for the challenging behaviour…
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