Ok, well I wasn't on much yesterday.... We had a behaviorist come to our home that we requested about 1 1/2 years ago from DDD from the state of NJ in regards to the potty issues. Ok, the guy was one of the biggest assholes I have ever met. First he comes in and starts talking about what I am doing with Sean and then tells me that he really can't help me much with it because I am already implimenting everything that he would have already suggested. The piece of advice he offers to me is that I should use my affection for my son as a reward!!!???? Really, not hug my child or show love and comfort until he goes poopy on the toilet. This is one thing that to me is border line abuse. I would never withhold love and affection from my son. Then, this is how limited the asshole is, he tells me that he doesn't really see kids with autism that seek affection like my son does. I am wondering if the asshole has ever heard of autism spectrum disorder. Then he asks me if we are doing ADA with him in the school....so I sit bewildered for a moment and say what??? He says you know ADA, I say do you mean ABA?? He says oh yeah I mean ABA. If this guy is a behaviorist and doesn't know what ABA is I don't want to know him. That is like asking how babies are born!!!! I am really upset at this point... but this isn't the kicker..... he then tells my husband and I that we should consider in about 5 years putting my son on a waiting list for a group home!!!! WTF!!!!!!! My son is 7 years old!!!!!! I told him that believe it or not my husband and I have hopes and dreams for our son and putting him in a group home is not one of them. I also told him that we are saving money for college or a trade school for Sean whatever he wanted. What a limited jerk off right? Seanny is 7 years old!!!!! Then he proceeded to tell me that Sean was the most high functioning kid he has been appointed to. That usually the kids he gets can't speak etc. I should be thankful that he is so high funtioning and that I wouldn't believe some of the homes he goes into. WELL, I know one home he will not be returning to MINE!!!!! I couldn't believe that he suggested a group home for my 7 year old little boy who is in 1st grade!!!! Sorry, I have been so upset by this. Hugs Denise
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