Friday, June 21, 2013

How Not to Manage Autistic Children

Reported as fact, anyway:

http://www.kdrv.com/taser-used-on-naked-i-5-wanderer/

With comments:

http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/archives/015187.html

But I'm not sure I believe it. A grown-up man couldn't just step in front of a half-grown girl, blocking the way? I can understand his not wanting to touch the kid, since these days overprotective parents seem to howl about child abuse if you put change into their baby beasts' hands. But one thing every student nurse aide learns about confused patients is that you can always stand in front of them. Never hurts, often helps. And this lug was trained as a police officer, and he didn't think of that?

Right. I'm here to finish a sponsored article, but we can consider my mind boggled for the day.