Latest News:  
Beijing   Cloudy    25 / 20 ℃  City Forecast

English>>China Society

Principal defends rejecting autistic boy (2)

By Huang Yuli in Shenzhen (China Daily)

08:21, September 21, 2012

Eager to learn

Mao Mao's mother, a single parent, said before her son was enrolled at Baocheng Primary, he attended Yuanping Special Education School, also in Shenzhen, where the district education authority said he is still registered. He also previously attended a public school in Wuhan, Hubei province.

"My son is only slightly autistic," she said in her apartment near the school. "He sings well and plays piano.

"All I want now is to get him back in school. He likes this school, he likes his classmates and teachers, he doesn't want to leave," she said, wiping away tears. "He's just got a year left in primary school. Why don't they give us a chance?"

The mother added that she still wants Mao Mao to attend a regular school, rather than return to Yuanping Special Education School, which is an option, because she feels it will help him integrate better into the community.

However, Principal Lin disagreed and recommended the teenager be given one-on-one teaching from a specialist.

Cheng Xuecai, director of basic education for Bao'an education bureau, said that children with disabilities have been able to enroll at regular schools, according to a local policy implemented in 2007. All they need to do is pass an evaluation.

"We have hundreds of students who require special education in (regular) schools, but this has never happened before," he said. "The principal at Baocheng Primary told the boy's mother her child could attend for two months, and if it worked out they would transfer his registration. But it didn't."

Mao Mao had not been expelled, Cheng said, adding that the school had requested he be given an evaluation before returning.

"The one-sided reports have harmed the school's image … and this could put off other schools from accepting children with special-education needs," he said.


【1】 【2】 【3】


News we recommend

Recommended News

Fighters conduct live-fire attack training Mining company blamed for blast Air force conduct confrontation drill
Joining of Huanggang Yangtze River bridge completed New generation fighters in night training Police question pair over PKU performance art
Marine Corps conduct amphibious training Disease prevention next in quake recovery Ground air defense forces conduct live-fire drill

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:马茜、梁军)

Related Reading

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. PLA Air Force conducts search and rescue exercise

  2. Endeavour takes off for last journey

  3. Foreign realty developers target China

  4. Wang puts her troubles on ice

  5. Sexy & Violence --- Mexican women's wrestling

  6. Funny pictures:the world of brown bears

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. Violent protesters not representative of real issue
  2. China, EU should set example in resolving disputes
  3. Chances of solving Syria crisis regionally ruled out
  4. Japan has never made effort to reflect its past
  5. Global value chains in the world economy
  6. Renaming of South China Sea draws some flak
  7. Returnees should receive a helping hand
  8. U.S. trade dispute with China a mistake
  9. Landings fan protest flames
  10. Politics should not victimize China-US trade

What's happening in China

Chemical leakage turns villages red in Shandong

  1. Shaanxi declines to reveal official's salary
  2. Policeman shot fellow officer, then himself
  3. Renmin University receives $32m donation
  4. Principal defends rejecting autistic boy
  5. Childless elderly to receive government help

China Features

  1. Focus on North Korea's schoolgirls
  2. US suffers 'Arab winter'
  3. To live an amazing life
  4. Survivors tell you how to survive traffic accidents
  5. Why was the U.S. ambassador killed in Libya?

PD Online Data

  1. Ministry of Water Resources
  2. Ministry of Railways
  3. People's Bank of China
  4. Ministry of Health
  5. Ministry of Culture