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[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]Merry Elizabeth Wilcox
Thu, 2 May 1996 22:11:45 +1000 (GST)
I am a high school teacher and in my Art II class, in addition to other
students, I have a severly autistic 17 year old boy - he's something
else! He's a riot, he makes alot of noise, distracts the other students,
jumps and runs around the room spontaneously, grunts, etc (you get the
picture). He loves me and always likes to give me a hug, hold my hands,
kiss (he doesn't know how) my cheek and put his face in my neck. Wierd
quirks, but he likes to do them and they are harmless enough. He has a
one-to-one aid who travels with him to each class. A couple of weeks
ago I was sitting with him and his aid at a table in my room. I was talking
to the aid and because the boy was being so unusually quiet and still we
weren't paying any special attention to him. For some reason I realized
that he was just entirely too quiet for his own good. When I looked at him I
discovered what was keeping him so occupied - he was masturbating! Yes,
his pants were completely unzipped and there IT was! I told him "to put
that thing back in his pants!". Somehow he got the message and did as he
was told, with a little prompting from the aid and myself. I then tried
to get him to the sink to get him to wash his hands. Of course he wanted
to hug and touch me! YIKES! No way! Let me just say that I now have a
"hands off" policy with him, at least while his hormones are raging!
It's not just a job...it's an adventure!