Parents Of Teen With Autism Demand Other Educational Options After He Was Bullied, Humiliated At Deerfield High School — And It Has Become A Fight

Parents Of Teen With Autism Demand Other Educational Options After He Was Bullied, Humiliated At Deerfield High School — And It Has Become A Fight

DEERFIELD, Ill. (CBS) — A teenager with autism was humiliated to the point where he did not want to return to school – and his parents say it is for a good reason. Those parents are now asking the north suburban school district in which their son is enrolled to place him in a safe setting. But CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov found it has become a fight. READ MORE: “My son sent me a text from school saying, ‘Mom, something horrible has happened to me,’” said Ilise Zeiger. That is how Zeiger said the Deerfield High School nightmare started for her 15-year-old son. We are not showing or naming him, so as to add a layer of protection to his identity. “He said, ‘Kids were pointing at me and laughing and me in a class that I was in, and I got up to see what was going on, and I noticed that there was a video taken of me when I was in the bathroom stall – and they were watching this on Snapchat,’” Zeiger said. That incident was traumatic enough. The trauma was compounded because her son has autism, with anxiety as part of his […]

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