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high vis vest?!

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beanie8289 Wed 02-Dec-15 10:46:16

i recently found out my autistic son who attends a mainstream primary school is made to wear a high vis vest at all times. this is despite the fact that he has a one to one at all times. I told the school i didnt want him in it... his one to one said he needs it, and his teacher said that if i choose for him not to wear it that i understand, he is more at risk of danger. i would just like peoples views on this, as i wanted my son to go to a mainstream school to fit in and be treated as all the other kids are, and to me this is segregating him, and i dont know whether im just being awkward, or if im right? my son doesnt mind wearing it, but i dont want it to become the norm for him

ouryve Wed 02-Dec-15 10:49:44

It is segregation and while he might not mind, the different treatment will be noted by other kids.

I'm a fan of distinctive brightly coloured coats. Ds1 has always been a fan of orange.

Stradbroke Wed 02-Dec-15 15:21:00

Oh god I had this. DD was in reception and wore it in the dining hall as she would wander off. I told them I didn't want it. It drew attention to her as being different. They immediately stopped.

Stick to your guns. He should not be wearing this.

BlackeyedSusan Fri 04-Dec-15 23:39:57

should not be used for singling out children.

anyway, I would like to see them try with ds. I can instigate an instant meltdown by trying to make him wear a high vis jacket. it is truely spectacular. [irrelevent i know]

2boysnamedR Fri 04-Dec-15 23:54:19

It happens at my school. They take Sen very seriously.. hmm and are currently being eyeballed by the even crapper la

Sounds like a lovely excuse to take their eye off the DC personally but I'm very cynical

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