|Chaz (standing) with his younger brother Ryan|
His first school was a traditional academy. He was kicked out after 2 days because he bit his teacher and kicked another the next day.
His second school was the one that alerted me to get him tested for Aspergers. Since we were getting a house built quite far from there, we knew we weren't going to stay there long. In fact, they requested he attend a certain school that could help him. It was a self contained classroom. It was THE WORST year we ever experienced. The teacher insisted that I get him on meds and said Aspergers doesn't exist. They called me almost every day about behavior issues and when they have to call, you are then required to come in and sign a paper. I came in an awful lot that year. I was shocked by behaviors that I didn't see at home such as swearing and throwing tables and chairs in the classroom. Often he was pinned on the floor by workers.
(Chaz is sitting next to me as I write and he said "Oh my gosh, I did that?" He's gotta a big smile on his face reading over my shoulder. He doesn't have memory of any of this.)