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Because of Public School.

A family is missing its child at Christmas time. Next time you hear about those stupid abusive homeschoolers and think maybe they should be "watched" by public school officials, think about stories like this. Think about how the public school staff couldn't ever possibly care about children nearly so much as the parents. The use of "seclusion rooms," time out rooms, safe rooms or whatever you want to call it is ABUSE and school officials who practice things like this should be accountable under the law of EVERY STATE. Currently, they are not in the state of Missouri.

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  1. Glad you're on this, I went over and read/watched regarding this case. Stunning...that is a cell. I'm so glad I'm free to homeschool.

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  2. Glad you're on this, I went over and read/watched regarding this case. Stunning...that is a cell. I'm so glad I'm free to homeschool.

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  3. Aw, drat! I was stunned that I got three comments all of a sudden like that!

    OK, I'm glad for the first comment though!! I think this practice needs to stop!!

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  4. What a sad story. I really don't know what to say. This school needs be held accountable.

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  5. If it's anything like Missouri, they WON'T be. It will just be chalked up as "an accident" because treatment of autistic and behaviour disordered kids like this is TOTALLY LEGAL in a lot of places.

    I'm outraged! I can't imagine why there isn't more outcry on this.

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  6. Ugh, yeah. This kind of thing is crazy.

    Thanks for sharing, and hopefully the perpetrators are punished and this practice is stopped. ...but, yeah, I'm pretty sure you're right: This isn't about to change any time soon. May that not be true!

    ~Luke

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  7. Thanks, Luke! I find I don't fit in when I see lists on other blogs of "Top Ten Reasons I Homeschool" and whatnot. But I think civil rights for autistics is a long way off, mostly because there is little sympathy. People can feel sympathy with the non-violent, passive resistance of black folks in the 60's but not the screaming overwhelmed autistic kid in the restaurant booth next to them.

    Just saying.

    I don't know what the answer is, but last I checked God made us all.

    :]

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  8. Dr Phil did a show on those time otu rooms and how awful they can be. I didnt even know the schoold did that!

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  9. On days in which I believe nothing has gotten done and we are total homeschooling flops, I remember my kids are safe, nurtured, and loved. They are not in seclusion rooms, getting bullied, tied to a chair, or having their mouths duct-taped!

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