Autistic Boy Punished for Showing Traits of Autism
Brandon Strong has been punished for not looking his teachers in the eye. (Photo by Chapman for News)
The parents of a boy with autism claim his school is punishing him for behavior he cannot control:
Brandon Strong, 10, who attends fifth grade at Achievement First East New York Middle School, has been held after school and at lunch for fidgeting, talking to himself and failing to look teachers in the eye.
From his statement, the school's principal, David Harding, seems to lack both compassion and a basic understanding of ASD:
"The Strong family unfortunately is not partnering with us to get Brandon into college, and I think that is more of a hindrance in his development," said Harding.