I get calls from David. Complaining about this or that. Today he was refusing to go to school.
After explaining why he didn’t want to go to school, I let David know that he can’t hide from whatever or whomever he thinks is bothering him. And that he should go to school.
I figured that was the end of it.
About 6 hours later, I received a call from a staff member. David had a rough day.
He struggled with being in school because “dad told me I didn’t have to go to school today.”
Now, if David is known to lie, why would they believe him?
It would have been a simple matter to get me on the phone and ask me if I had told him that. Quick and easy verification.
I talked to his Care Coordinator who doesn’t work in the facility where David lives, and touched base with her to keep her in the loop. I even told her that he would probably tell them I told him it was okay to not go to school today.
Tomorrow we are going to visit. I hope it goes well.
We do not withhold family visits as a form of punishment. It is my hope that he won’t hide behind his “anxiety” to keep from visiting with the rest of the family. The weather has been decent, and looks to hold for a couple of more days.
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