I cannot begin to express the sadness I feel for this little boy who was emotionally abused and humiliated by his kindergarten teacher when she brought him in front of the class and had each of the students tell him what they didn’t like about him and then made them vote Survivor-style on whether to keep him in the class (he was voted out).
For those of you who are not already familiar with the story, you can read more about the original incident here. A follow up article posted today reports that the teacher has been removed from classroom duties until a decision is made by the school district on how to deal with her.
Bev at Asperger Square 8 has all the information to write to the appropriate school personnel, and Autistic Nation has provided form letters which can be modified to make a more personal statement.
One of the things that Alex has been repeating over and over since the event is, “I’m not special.” Barbara at Mommy Life has organized a card campaign and is asking everyone to have their children make cards and send them to Alex to let him know that he IS special. Cards can be sent to her and she will forward them all to Alex’s mother. Here is the address:
Alex is Special
c/o Barbara Curtis 15648 Britenbush Ct. Waterford, VA 20197
Let’s all join together to show this little boy how special he really is. Thank you!