Q: Help with safety and metal health at elementary school in San Jose CA
My son is 7 and is undergoing testing in school for disabilities and by his main pediatrician. He's been acting up at school more and more and he told me kids have been bullying him and hitting him and calling him names every day. During lunch time on Thursday I went to check up on him and witness 7-10 kids pulling on him and calling him crazy and the school counselor was trying to get kids away from him and have my son go to office with her but my son kept running away from everyone. I was in disbelief of what I saw. I do not feel that my son is safe to go back to school. He has a doctor's excuse until Tuesday when he sees the pediatrician and phycologist. Either way my son has been going thru this for weeks and my son does not talk very much,so he doesn't know how to tell an adult when it happens. I also feel like the school wasn't going to do anything about the bullying at all Until I saw it for myself. What do I do? I do
A: You need an advocate for your son. There are lawyers who concentrate on education issues, especially for children like your son. Do your search in and around the bay area, where you live, and you will find those special attorneys who devote themselves to helping parents like you. They are out there, you just need to look for them. And look for other parents of children like your son, there are self help groups out there, you just need to find them. Just do your research, you will find everything you need.
more info is needed.
the schools deal with this all the time and are in the best position to provide guidance to you and your son.
make an appointment asap...........
i am not sure what you think a lawyer might do absent suing or writing letters.........there are some lawyers who advocate for kids and maybe there is one in your area....
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