Our psychiatrist blames David’s behaviors and meltdowns on boredom. He gets upset when he gets caught. He throws himself around. yells, pretends to cry. Yet we keep plodding along. we keep searching him and his things to get back the items that he steals. we search him if we take him shopping with us. If something is missing, he is the first one blamed. Today he tried to go with his mentor and I searched him before he left. found two cell phone cords in his pocket. He knows he isn’t supposed to have them. Today I had to give his mentor a list of rules. The mentor situation is tenuous at best, and seems to be constantly changing. Rules for David No technology. David has a history of stealing technology. Technology includes: DSi, Wii, cell phones, Kindle Fire, iPad, iPhone, iPod, any video game console that has Internet access.
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the psychiatrist says that David’s behavior is because he is bored. I wonder home much of his current behavior might have been prevented if he had been allowed to attend public school. Our school district would indicate that the school they wanted to enroll him in was a public school. And it is. I can’t argue that point. What I can argue is that he would have been the youngest one there, and that the school is really a residential treatment facility with a day program. I can argue that it isn’t the least restrictive environment because he has to be driven there 58 miles one way each day. this means that to start school at 8:30, he would need to leave home at 7. This wouldn’t be an issue if we lived in the country, but we don’t. If he was allowed to attend the school here in our